I have been lurking on this site pretty much all winter trying to make up my mind about buying a Kawi (I have only ever owned Suzuki or Honda).... Well you guys convinced me!!! So far I am quite please with my purchase... an 04 Blue ( I understand it's the fast color).... it had the dampner and I've added the Picotte performance Hindle s/o, flushmounts, integrated rear flashers and a k&n... still waiting on the 16 tooth sprocket, man that first gear is looooong!!
FWIW I kinda like the 06 and I like it when the bike I ride is not considered the best in magazine comparisons..... that way when I am faster it's not cuz of the bike!!
Anyhow thanks for providing me with some convincing reasons to buy a Kawi... safe riding everybody!