2014 VStrom engine comparison
taking the 2014 VStrom, putting all the new electronics and suspension aside. Looking just at the engine and compare it with the old DL 1000 engine. What is the real life differences in the actual acceleration and torque delivery. Is the new engine really stronger and faster on the highway in roll-on situation. I read a second ride report where the guys stated that the bike is flat in the high ref range and the top end is only about 200 kph. That doesn't bother me. How strong is the bike in a roll-on situation say from 130 kph to that claimed 200 kph or is the old engine stronger and quicker in that situation. I would appreciate info on this to make a decision on buying the 2014 or rather go for a 2012/2013 model. There is a guy at my sons work with a 07 DL 1000 which he bought new and has 214 000 km on the bike and its still going strong and he went from South Africa to Kilimandjaro several times now, thats like long way up and down. Thanks.