Here's the differences I can remember off the top of my head. ALL BLACK!! Bblacked out wheels, handlbars, engine, and other panels. No trunk, no radio (a grand to add!) no power windshield ($250 plus labor) no cruise ($400 + labor) total seat height 2 inches lower (seat is one inch lower and rear shock is one inch lower, thus ground clearance is one inch lower).
I just bought a new 2011 8 ball adding pwr wind. cruise. I haven't even picked it up yet!! Will add amp and ipod (per Mississippi design), then next month will add CFR exhaust and perhaps a PC5 with auto tune and air kit. Also need a backrest and luggage rack that Vic no longer makes!! (What are they thinking??) Have inquires out to a few custom guys to make it for me.
I bought the 8 ball as I preferred the look and the lower ride. For me it was cheaper to add a few things to the 8 ball rather than changing around the tour.
Whatever you chose, ENJOY! It is an amazing ride. And I have ridden everything from Nortons to Harleys, crotch rockets and more.