Haven't ever ridden an 06 so my opinion is probably worthless, but I have an 08 and from what I read on it there are some substantial improvements to the bikes. Either way I love my bike. Best looking and best handling bike I have ever ridden.
they need to give some options when you buy your bike.... (for no extra cost)... it's colors for goodness sakes..... them forks are starting to grow on me, even though imma black n red man.......... would be willing to trade , keep the payments , you get the wheels???........ heheh
Yeah im actually diggin the forks but the wheels.... they still havent grown on me. I mean they look good but I think black or black chrome would look much better. Oh and I though about your offer but I think im gonna pass this time.
and the 08 is suppose to have an all new and improved lighter/stronger/sportier chassis and upgraded suspension... so it would seem if not for the somewhat significant power adjustments the "feel" would differ between the two.
Being it's your first bike, I'd get the 06 or 07. With the money saved, you can get parts. To be honest, unless you're gonna roadrace and take the bike to its limits, you probably won't see/feel the difference between the two....both will be F-A-S-T on regular city streets. The low end can be remedied with a slip-on and air filter.
Now unless you really really want the newest and the baddest....get the 08.