DL650 or DL1000, Which one to buy??
Hello, I've been lurking for a while but I think I'm about ready to join the ranks as a true V-Strom owner. But I have a question first, which one?
Here are my stats, and how I'm going to use the bike (I hope). I'm 6'1" and tip the scales at 235lb so I'm not a lightweight. I've been riding motorcycles for around 20 years, on and off road.
Now for what I want to do with the DL......
I want a bike that I can ride 2000+ miles across the country somewhere and then when I get to my destination and the roads turn to fire roads, and light to medium jeep trails I'm not afraid to just keep going. I do like to cruise around 85mph, and I do tend to pack fairly heavy so I want a bike that won't have trouble pushing my tubby butt around the countryside. I also like cornering so I'd like which ever bike I choose to be a little nimble, but weight isn't too big of a deal since I'm coming from cruisers and compared to them either Strom is a lightweight.
So what do you guys think? Which one is right for me? Thanks again for all your help, and I can't wait till I get one for myself.
Bill (04 DL1000) (00 KLR650) (05 YZ250)