Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
That would be great. Often new ADV and naked models are introduced in selected markets and the USA is either delayed or ignored. Though the USA is a fickle market.
Hopefully the 2012 Wee and the bigger liter class competitors sell well to show that there is a market for a re-designed 2013 DL1000?
While the 2012 Wee is nice, it is too similar to my 2007 to consider. But if they can make the DL1000 more powerful AND cheaper, AND lighter than the grossly overweight Super Tenere, then I will line up with my checkbook. According to actual dyno runs the "Super Ten" barely hits 90hp at rear wheel (some tests show high 80s) and outweighs much of its competition ... so much for the claimed 110 hp. I still love Japanese reliability, but we need a more competitive liter class ADV bike.
If the 2013 DL1000 gains weight, uses the same slightly rough engine tuning, and costs much more than $12000 (US) for a base model they can keep it.
current: '12 DL650 Adv black w/Russell seat & Akra CF exhaust; '05 TTR 250; '13 Zuma 125 Sold: KTM 990A, KLX400, '07 Wee, '09 Sherco 2.9 trials and well over dozen others