Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: sydney's inner west, australia
I own and highly regard a 2014 Vstrom 1000 but when a friend who has a licence but who has never owned a road bike expressed a desire to get one I gave him the heads up about the 650XT.
We and two others just completed 6,800 kms to central Australia return to NSW and his new 650xt was a real gem. Never short of power (even accompanying two over 1000cc bikes) it is smooth, comfortable and economical. Ridden together he would get 15% better fuel consumption than I would regularly while doing everything I did and loaded up similarly.
ps, I'd love those spoked wheels on my 1000