I love this little bike. Would love to see one farkled with an extended tank and some luggage. I'm a small, light guy, and was imagining that if I were to do the whole Alaska to Patagonia solo thing, this is the bike I'd want with me. All the mod cons but modest enough to blend in with the locals. The thought of trying to pick up my Wee or a GS alone in the Baja desert with no one around for miles freaks me out.
I owned a 2011 CBR125R and rode the CBR250 that this was based on and both are beautiful machines - thoughtfully designed, beautifully done for the price (fit and finish better than my 2012 DL650), great balance, great fuel mileage, and that 250 thumper is just an awesome, fun motor - with FI it's smooth enough that I could ride it on fast two lane highways day after day after day.
2012 DL650 Shiro Nakama #27
Ride Report: http://www.stromtrooper.com/ride-reports-route-sheets/79121-footsteps-lewis-clark.html
Last edited by Snowkarver; 10-11-2012 at 03:37 PM.