2005 vs 2006

15 replies to this topic
  • ejensen

Posted August 18, 2005 - 10:19 AM


I need your guys opinion. I have the opprutunity to get a new bike, but unsure of which year to get. They are both the same price, but 1 is a 05 and the other a 06. The 06 is 250 miles away and would take me a whole day to drive there/pick up/ and return. The 05 is about 75 miles away and would only take a couple hours round trip. I've bought 2 other bikes from the closer dealer, but i don't think I can get him to drop the price any. The dealer that is farther away has a 05 for $500 less the the closer dealer, but I'd be paying close to $75 or more in gas and have to take a day off of work.

So what do you think. Save $450 on an 05 or spend the same amount on on 06, but drive further.

  • stonewall

Posted August 18, 2005 - 10:26 AM


If the price is going to be the same then definitely go with the '06. The closer dealer should be willing to deal on the '05 though. Around here the '05 is closing out for $5600 OTD if you can find one.

  • ejensen

Posted August 18, 2005 - 10:38 AM


closer 05 is $5999
further 05 is $5499
further 06 is $5999 when in stock

I plan on keeping the bike 4-5 years. The closer dealer isn't a high volume dealer like the other, so I really don't think they will come down on price.

  • BNutZ

Posted August 18, 2005 - 11:04 AM


it's un- :D -real how much more expensive theses bikes are in California!

  • ejensen

Posted August 18, 2005 - 11:14 AM


How much fun do you think Iowa is?

  • goodluckmonkey

Posted August 18, 2005 - 11:51 AM


You wanna see what they cost here in the uk!!!

  • JTWR450

Posted August 18, 2005 - 12:06 PM


get the 06

my .02

  • vantolr

Posted August 18, 2005 - 12:21 PM


get the 06

my .02

Yep, for what your paying for bikes there, an 06 is the only way to go......

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  • Joe Reitman

Posted August 18, 2005 - 01:47 PM


What is different about the 06?

  • Matty05

Posted August 18, 2005 - 03:12 PM


Always get the latest one out if you can, higher resale value!
And if they are the same price, there isn't even a decission to be made.

  • dman450f

Posted August 18, 2005 - 06:32 PM


the 06 has a enduoro computer and a little lighter swingarm..thats pretty much it...

  • Triumphs

Posted August 18, 2005 - 06:40 PM


What happened to all the aluminum frame talk a la YZ? 2007 I guess?
I was hoping this would be the year to trade.

the 06 has a enduoro computer and a little lighter swingarm..thats pretty much it...

  • RC81

Posted August 18, 2005 - 10:46 PM


it's un- :D -real how much more expensive theses bikes are in California!

I think its the sales tax and license that adds up. I got mine for $6499 otd buts thats under $6000 if you factor it out.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted August 19, 2005 - 08:46 AM


Without a doubt get the 06!! You won't miss the few hundred bucks and the drive to get it..

  • bandit99

Posted August 19, 2005 - 11:52 AM


Get the 2006 and find a riding place on you way back to break it in.

  • Seabass

Posted August 19, 2005 - 03:05 PM


Go with the '06. It'll be a little eaasier to sell the '06 versus the '05 in a few years


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