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post #1 of 22 Old 02-14-2017, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Should I Buy or trade up?

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!

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post #2 of 22 Old 02-14-2017, 10:46 AM
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It sounds like *you* want to upgrade. So why not?
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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.
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post #4 of 22 Old 02-14-2017, 12:15 PM
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There is a Khaki L4 around here for $7799.00

Spend the savings in painting it.
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post #6 of 22 Old 02-15-2017, 09:55 AM
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post #7 of 22 Old 02-15-2017, 11:22 AM
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You are in Missouri. Big Motorsports in St. Charles had a khaki 2014 DL1000 and they would dump it for a song if it is still left. I got my 2014 DL1000 red for $7450 there OTD in October 2016.
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Cheapest red L4 I can find around here is $8999.00
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That sux. If it is a new leftover I would ship for about $300 if you find one $1500 lower at one of the giant dealerships that deal. It would pay for the Farkles.
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post #10 of 22 Old 02-16-2017, 04:23 PM
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Wees are great little bikes that can do just about everything well.
Why not keep the Wee and add to the motorpool?

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