Is there no difference between 2023 and 2022 besides paint? There are 2022 blues on the cycletrader site.
I have seen very little in either physical or any other type differences between the '22's and '23's other than paint. As for them being on or in the cycle trader, well, here's a super short story. Back in April of '22, the CEO gave me the all clear to pursue and purchase a brand-new Wing of my choice, YAHOOOOOOOOOO!
I found out the '22's came in this fantastic BLUE color that was/is quite different than the '18's Hawkseye blue. So, I sat down with the cycle trader and started calling ads for brand new Blue DCT Tours. I didn't want any other version of a '22 Wing, just the Blue DCT Tour. I could care less about the air bag model. Each ad I pursued, indicated they (a dealership) indicated they had, IN THEIR POSSESION, a 2022 BLUE TOUR DCT. And about 98% of them also had VIN numbers associated with those bikes in their ads.
One by one, each dealership I contacted, had already sold that bike and in some cases, weeks earlier. And, every single dealership I called, had absolutely NO IDEA WHEN THE NEXT WINGS would arrive. They all wanted to take my number. I left my number with many of them. All in all, I called 15 states, some with multiple dealerships and, as stated, each one had an ad with a VIN and not one of them had a BLUE DCT TOUR in stock.
So, after almost a half day on the phone with absolutely zero results, and no promiss of a new Blue '22 for even months, I reverted back to an '18. We ended up purchasing an '18 Tour DCT Airbag with 5,300 miles on it about 3 hours from where we live. Since then, it's been an outstanding Wing with zero issues. I'd kind-a be surprised if there's Blue 2022 Tours ACTUALLY AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP right now. That doesn't mean it can't happen, it just means it's pretty darn rare for the times we're in and the demand for that model and color. I could have purchased several bagger models in all black or whatever color was offered. I didn't want those.