I havent road the 06. But I have an 01 and it is quick and comffy. I love riding that bike. I see the 06 went with a split seat design. It gives up some cusion for the longer haul like the up to 05 had. My wife and I rdie very comfortable and certainly have the power for all day two up riding. But in a nut shell the thing look awesome with its new style. But I kinda have my self stuck on the 05 and under for now. Good luck in what ever you get.