I bought a Triumph Sprint GT 1050 so the DL 650 is going up for sale. This is a great forum and I will keep checking in here from time to time.
That's how I felt about my Sprint too. I don't have a bad back, but there have been times I thought the stock seat on the Strom was going to give me one! We really should take this over to TRat.:biggrinjester:Oh Yeah! 4 days - 1000 miles. I find the seating position better for my damaged vertebrae than the more upright V Strom so it is comfy to ride all day, and the performance - WOW!
sent pm darcyI really enjoyed the V Strom - it was that do anything bike - scratch in the dirt (lightly), hang with the sport tourers on long trips and commute everyday in all kinds of weather. My avatar picture is Valley of the Gods in Utah - all my sport touring buddies waited at the end of the pavement while I explored the dirt roads. I realise I trade off some of the broader functionality for the performance of the Sprint, but, just like the KLR, it was time to move on and try something else. Darcy - we have ridden together with Vince and Ewa.