I have a 06 950S
In the US the 06 is carbed. I looked for some time for this bike and traveled some distance to get it.
I did not want the FI for many of the reasons above.I also liked the idea it was a lower price than a 990FI, after all I ride my bike and it will get beat.
Ive had the luxury to have many different bikes and without a doubt this is the best bike I have ever owned, it will never be for sale.
and I go threw bikes like some go threw underware.
If you know how to tune a carb I see no reason to pay more for less. For me the 950 is better than a 990