I have owned an 03, 05 and after that two 2010s. There were some changes in 06 and for the most part I think they were for the better. To me the 06 thru 10's seemed more refined than either the 03 or 05. Even seemed quieter and smoother, but then, both of my previous Wings each had well over 100k on them when I replaced them.Thinking of buying one. Anyone have opinions or good info on that year?
Changes to the 2006 Goldwing
re-designed dash and larger front and rear speaker pods
first year GPS was available
larger radiators and cooling fans
better rubbers between the engine guards and exhaust cowls
new rear trunk and saddlebag lights
bigger rear speaker pods
frame issues fixed in 2005 strengthened in the lower crossmember area.
First year Goldwing came out in four variations...
1) Premium Audio package, which had six speakers and an 80 watts per channel external amplifier
2) Audio/Comfort package model added (in addition to the audio package mentioned) heated grips and a heated saddle (separate controls for front and back) and warm air flaps in the lower exhaust cowls
3) Audio/Comfort/Navi package added a flash-card based GPS system to the other options
4) Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS package added ABS breaks
Air Bag came out in 2007
the op is looking for honest answers. Don't confuse him with right hand fall over rumors. Mine is an 06 and it falls over on the left side.:roll: ( could be the color as mine is Cabernet Red too)Actually as stated before 06 do have all the stuff newer ones have. Fan cutting into the radiator was a problem and it did happen to mine. Covered by warranty. Some 06 have had trans problems but small percentage.Only problems with the 06 is they fall over on their right side scratching saddlebags and mirrors that has the color cabernet red LOL!!! Ah but that was the strong winds fault :agree: