They was nothing changed on the RM 250 from 07 to 08. You can't tell a difference between them because you don't ride or race. It's like having Audrina Patridge try to tell the difference between a duramax and a gasser. Look at the shroud and fenders, number plates, seat, clearly different. That is a 1999, jared's bike is most likely a 99 or a couple years older.