06-07 vs 08-09?
Hey guys, I'm looking to come over to the Honda camp but I'm a little torn on which generation.
I love the tiny 08-09's, and the looks appeal to me. Obviously it's got a big advantage performance wise.
On the other hand, I've got to be realistic about things. An 06-07 1000 is still way more bike than I'm ever going to be able to really push, and I think they are the best looking (I don't want to start an argument over looks, and I know it's not "important", but I do want a bike that looks good).
Basically what I'm saying is that if I can save a couple thousand dollars and pickup a leftover 07 or a slightly used 06 without regretting the decision, that's what I'd like to do. But I don't want to end up regretting it and kicking myself. Is there any reason why I should sack up and go for the current gen?
Also, is there any significant jump insurance wise between 06, 07, 08, 09? One of my buddies says a slightly used 06 would be about half as much to insure as a new/leftover 08. Any truth to that?
I appreciate any input anyone can give me.