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Old 06-23-2011, 08:21 AM   #11
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I like the bike. What doesn't make sense to me is raising the seat higher.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:30 AM   #12
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I like the bike. What doesn't make sense to me is raising the seat higher.

That's the only problem with the GS also, I understand the longer suspension travel and pseudo off road capabilities but I'm not short and I need a step ladder to get on and off the thing. There's times when not getting a foot down will bite you in the butt, off road and on..
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:09 AM   #13
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Looks like a nice enough bike, a guy at work puts a lot of miles on his with no complaints. I'd take the Triumph just because I'm a snob but that's beside the point, I think this would make a good all-rounder
The 650 guys are nearly fanatical about their bikes. What's really fun is when you goad them about not coughing up the extra $2k for the 1000. "It does everything I need it to do." "The Vee is too heavy!" (it's 40 lbs more). "I get 80 MPG!" Blah blah blah. When I bought my Vee, I knew if I got the 650 I'd always be wondering "should I have gotten the 1000?" I think they are too.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:57 AM   #14
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The 650 guys are nearly fanatical about their bikes. What's really fun is when you goad them about not coughing up the extra $2k for the 1000. "It does everything I need it to do." "The Vee is too heavy!" (it's 40 lbs more). "I get 80 MPG!" Blah blah blah. When I bought my Vee, I knew if I got the 650 I'd always be wondering "should I have gotten the 1000?" I think they are too.

Ahh yes, Pe-niod measuring at it's finest....I'd get the DL 1000 myself, in fact I mentioned my escapades at the Suzuki dealership a few years back when I tried to do just that
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:11 AM   #15
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It looks damn good in orange and black...

Man i need a promotion.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:13 AM   #16
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The 650 guys are nearly fanatical about their bikes. What's really fun is when you goad them about not coughing up the extra $2k for the 1000. "It does everything I need it to do." "The Vee is too heavy!" (it's 40 lbs more). "I get 80 MPG!" Blah blah blah. When I bought my Vee, I knew if I got the 650 I'd always be wondering "should I have gotten the 1000?" I think they are too.
Honestly, the only thing i can figure is it's a first road bike or a re-entry bike because for $2k more for the liter bike there doesn't seem to be much incentive to buy the 650.
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