Your Honor, this is obviously pure subjective opinion and a deliberate effort to mislead the jury.
We have introduced into evidence the manufacturer's documents indicating a 40 pound difference in weight between the two bikes. Maybe that's "a lot of pork" where PeteW is from, but in my county, that's a good bowel movement.
Just out of interest for those that care about stuff like this;
Wikipedia says 30 lbs more for DL1000 (520 lbs) vs original DL650 (490 lbs. Some would say that 520/490 means the DL1000 weighs 6% more, but really the real world weight difference is:
(520+200 lb rider+gear)/ (490+200 lb rider and gear)
720/690 or about 4% more.
Horsepower is often mentioned at 98 for the DL1000 and 62 for the Original DL650.
If we looked at weight to power ratios (with the rider above) then we get
DL1000: 720/98= 7.35 lbs per horsepower
DL650 690/62 = 11.13 lbs per horsepower
The DL1000 has about 50% more horsepower per lb.
I would tend to agree the the weight difference doesn't amount to a "lot of pork"; especially when you look at the difference in horsepower and the power to weight ratio.
(For those of us that weigh more than 200 lbs with gear this difference is larger, and benefits the DL1000 even more. I'm sure that my weight plus gear plus the crap that is in my topcase and added to my bikes would add another 100lbs to the above.)
Here is another interesting nerdy line of thought. For the sake of discussion lets ignore frictional drag (tires, wheels bearings, etc. These tend to be linear so aren't as big a factor at speed.) Lets also assume that both bikes have perfect gearing for the speeds mentioned which of course isn't true but surprisingly this line of thought seems to work out anyway.
Let's say it took 20 hp for a V-Strom to hold 60 mph (the size of the bikes and frontal area is essential the same so this should be the same for both bikes.)
At 75 mph it would take 1.56 times more power to hold the speed. That means about 31 hp is needed. A DL650 would have about 31 hp in reserve, a DL1000 would have about 67 hp in reserve or roughly DOUBLE
the power available for passing.
110 mph would require about 67 hp. The DL650 wouldn't get there (which seems close to reality) The DL1000 would keep accelerating. at 130 mph it would need about 94 hp so would be pretty much tapped out.