Have not rode a new HM, so my take is worth less than $.02, but not surprised the new bike is incredible. The difference, IMO, lies in the look, feel, and smell. The original bike is well, original. Outclassed in every performance metric, but there is a reason why old metal (cars, bikes, bicycles) have a following. I could sell me '08 HM and use the money to buy something modern that outperforms in all the measurable physics. I bought my HM for the measurements that cannot be calculated on a slide rule. YMMV.I made the mistake of riding my friends ‘19 Hyper with Termis today, as small as our oil cooled bikes are this bike is much smaller. It really disappears beneath you, turns much quicker and punches out of corners suprisingly hard. I was grinning ear to ear the whole time, such a fun bike. On the old bikes you ride the wave of torque and this thing felt like it gave up nothing in that department as long as revs were higher. That said, when is Ducati going to stuff a proper 150hp Vtwin in a hyper chassis?