I passed Bristol 20 years ago on the way to Newport... Made 5 holidays in England in the 1990s and 2000s. Maybe you know the "Cadfael" whodunnits by Ellis Peters (situated in Shropshire)???
99% of the members in our forum have German Estrellas from 1994 to 1998. So, I Think no one knows the answer??? But I think Kawasaki changed as less as possible - only adding the KLEEN cat and other later systems. The motor itself and the plugs stayed the same. But this is only a theory!
Hi Bradley, welcome here. Compared to the W 650 the Estrella handles like a bicycle. I am als thinking of selling my W 650, because ist's too heavy, and my garage is too small. The little one (Itella) is being used almost every day. I love her, although I'm much too tall for the small machine. That's why I changed some items (saddle, fotpegs). Have fun with your Estrella and here among the other enthousiasts.