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Old 04-20-2012, 08:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for the tip Kevin. I had forgotten all about the Gladius. I'll check them out if I can find any around here.
As a reminder, here's our comparo with the Gladius and Kawi ER-6n: Glad vs ER

Let us know what kind of deals are out there on a non-current Gladius. I bet you can find one at a sweet price.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #12
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There's no reason that someone couldn't travel around the world on a Wee-Strom. If that guy and his wife could make it from Nome, AL to Tierra del Fuego on a 600cc BMW R69 back in 1965 there's no reason that one of these 650s couldn't do it today.
Indeed! We're now spoiled for choices.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:08 PM   #13
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Another point in favor of the Suzuki - the 650 twin sounds fantastic with the addition of a simple and reasonably quiet slip on. A 90 degree V-Twin, regardless of it's nation of manufacture, is inevitably a nice sounding engine. Far better than the flat blats from the other two.

I would prefer the "Wee" (or is it G?) Strom have inverted forks and 17" wheels though. I rode a DL1000 awhile back and liked it pretty well, but not the 19" front wheel.
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