Howdy, My 3rd KLR. First one was a 2007. Had it for a few months and sold it for an St1100. Few years later bought an 09 KLR and sold it for different reasons. Just bought this 06 with 5500 miles stock but with faded red plastics. A few cans of Krylon Khaki Fusion, and I like it much better. Added a few things, but IMOP, the pre 08's have more power. Brakes I didn't notice as being better on the 09. Just my opinion. Enjoy!