I have owned 2 DL1K's in the past. I enjoyed them a great deal, wonderfully versatile fun machines. To my eyes, the new model looks great and seems to offer a whole lot of bike for the $$.
The reviews from the members are certainly positive, and the moto journalists all seem to really like the bike as well. The only thing that the pros seem to think that the bike lacks is a properly exciting power plant. Now, I am afflicted with the lust for big, stupid wheelie cracking power in my bikes. It is a silly thing, but it is just how I am. I often wish that it wasn't...
Regarding the new bikes motor, I am inclined to think that there is a significant amount of HP to be gained by some well chosen mods for the bike. I honestly have no particular knowledge of its design that would lead me to think this way, but it is just a feeling. I think that Suzuki has it tuned for long life and not for explosive power. My query for you all, who I am sure know far more than myself regarding these matters is; Do you think that the bike can be modded and tuned to make significantly more punch? Like, more punch than similar sized motors when applying standard modifications? I just have a hunch that this bike is going be able to be woken up very, very well.
I realize that this is a somewhat odd question, with blurry clarifications. And, dont bother with the "it's got more power than you'd ever need on the street" thing. Anything approaching 100 HP is capable of all sorts of bally-hoo.
I am a responsible rider who has a terrible record, but no crashes in 30 years of riding on the street. When the opportunity presents itself I love an explosive, somewhat terrifying bike. Thank you in advance for your input, sirs!:biggrinjester: