One Vee Versus Another Vee
I am interested in peoples experiences of riding different DL1000s. The reason I am asking is I test rode a 1000 recently, it was only a couple of weeks old. I thought it was the most lumpiest thing I have ever ridden to the extent that when I came back to the store I asked the sales guy had he ridden this particular bike because I reckon these's something not right with it. It felt like one cylinder wasn't firing in sequence. Naturally he said 'Of course I've ridden, it's because it's a twin and..........ya di ya di ya,'. He gave me a TDM to try. It was a lot smoother and I mean a lot. In the end after talking to him I reckon he didn't give a rats one way or the other as long as he could sell a bike so I left.
I went to another store and had a test ride on a 650, very smooth and no issues. Went to the local BMW guy and rode the GS1200. Again a lot smoother then the Dl1000 I rode.
I read everything I could about the 1000 and obviously read about the difference between it and the 650. The subject of the smoothness came up but no one indicated the sort of feeling I got when I rode this particular 1000.
Anyway off I went to another store that had both a 1000 and a 650. One was a demo and the other, the 650, had two or so thousand on the clock. Rode both, the 650 was the same as the previous one I tested but the difference between the two 1000s was amazing. This one was smooth, well, as smooth as two pots of this size can expected to be, and certainly was in the same league as the Beemer.
I was just wondering has any one else experienced this difference between DL1000s and if so why?