I'm still looking for specific differences. I don't give a flip what cosmetic differences there are, rather changes/improvements in chassis, brakes, engine, etc. I can care less about color schemes and stuff like that. I'm a bargain shopper, but know not to be too quick to buy something at a steal if there's a reason it's priced so low. In other words, the 'good price' that they're trying to sell this bike at, may be even higher than it still should be.
If you know somebody who would know the answers to my questions, please ask them to lend a helping hand here. I do appreciate the help and intend to reciprocate in kind.