I LOVE my 2016 DL650 ABS but lately I've been looking at maybe moving up to a 14, 15, 16 or 2017 DL1000
I had a brand new 2002 DL1000 in the 'Dull/ ugly Grey' color for a while and liked it but moved on. Maybe 20 bikes later, I bought my DL650 10 months ago and seek honest opinions and I'll start first:
Having owned both the small and Big Strom's, I find that the 650 does as good or better job as my 1000 did years ago but with obviously less torque, HP and acceleration and it gets much better fuel mileage.
Any opinions? There are still some new Dl1000's out there now for decent prices.
Coming from a 2012 Triumph Rocket 3 Roadster that I sold before I bought the 650, I am missing a serious rush of wind in my face that a bigger engine affords!
I've seen new 14 1000s as low as $7500. But minimum farkles such as bags, crash guards can easily go between $1000 and $2000. My current bike has over $3000 in farkles. I'd love to get a 1000 rather than my 650 but changing out the farkles can get expensive.