The 2018 is manufactured in Austria and the 2019 in India. Other than that, I haven’t seen any information on there being any differences between them. I was able to get my 2018 for over $1k less than what they were trying to charge for the 2019 so that made my decision very easy. I’ve had it about 3 weeks now and put 75 miles on it. Had one odd stall at a stop sign after a long ride but that may have just been my fault. Hard to say. No issues otherwise except the chain being slightly too loose from the dealer.