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post #1 of 47 Old 01-30-2017, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Tried the DL1000

While my 2012 DL650 was in getting its stator recall done I was given a demo DL1000 to ride. First impressions were that the seat is higher, it has a very flashy dashboard with lots of easy to read info, the bike itself is quite nice to look at. Started it up didn't seem too different from the 650 pulled the hydraulic clutch in engaged first gear then took off like a scared rabbit, boy do these bikes go! Rode it through town to the open road, suspension is nice, steers well, brakes are very impressive. Final comments, engine too big for round town 3rd gear highest usable at 60kmh, on the open road it begs to go faster all the time (license losing fast), sorry but just not practical for my needs. Nice to have had the chance to give one a try, I enjoyed riding my 650 home.
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Final comments, engine too big for round town 3rd gear highest usable at 60kmh, on the open road it begs to go faster all the time (license losing fast), sorry but just not practical for my needs. Nice to have had the chance to give one a try, I enjoyed riding my 650 home.
3rd at 60kmh...... Can you elaborate?

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Yes the 1000 bike seems to always feel like your lugging it. That and low RPM's are very rough with vibration.

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That's interesting because I was a little disappointed in the power of the V2 for a liter bike. Not that it isn't plenty, just was expecting a little more kick in the pants. I've got a cravin for an inline 4, so going to seriously look at the GSX-S1000F in the spring. Thinking more that it would compliment the V2 rather than replace it.

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on the open road it begs to go faster all the time (license losing fast)
Teh Vee2 ish evil, i tell you.



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I fully expected to fall in love with the V2 on my first test ride, I did not, I had to ride a few more before I knew that in time I would grow to love it.

Dropping to a 16t countershaft sprocket was the first and best thing I have done, in my opinion it improves the motor in all gears in all situations.
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post #7 of 47 Old 01-31-2017, 02:24 PM
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I took one for a spin on a demo ride last summer. Seemed pretty peppy.

CW got 91 rwhp out of it. Doesn't seem like much. My SV got 110 rwhp on the dyno with a smaller engine so...
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This thread is about the 1000. Why create it in the 650 forum?

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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The reason this is in the 650 area is that I own and ride a DL650 and was making comment about its big brother. Some people are so picky.
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The reason this is in the 650 area is that I own and ride a DL650 and was making comment about its big brother. Some people are so picky.
I think GW is just trying to raise his post count.

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