I do not know - but listen to the first video on that page (MotoUSA) at time stamp 0:54 "High and low seats options are available"does the seat really have the option to be set as low or high? I didnt think it did
Thanks!As of this writing I have almost 17,000 km on my NewStrom, or roughly 10,500 miles.
Things I noticed comparing my 2006 DL650 (OldStrom) with my 2012 DL650 (NewStrom.)
-Less mechanical noise
-lighter clutch lever (actuating system is simpler and more effective on NewStrom)
-more effective brakes. Don't know why, but the brakes feel much more powerful front and back than the 2006 with EBC HH pads.
-better suspension, so much so that I won't be changing the stock suspension. Front and rear spring rates seem much higher so that I don’t use full pre-load
-Motor seems to have better throttle management. Less jerky at low speeds
-motor pretty much vibrates the same as old, which is to say not much
-when stock the Newstrom is more stable at speed than Stock Oldstrom
-more mid-range power
-more power everywhere
-noticeably better fuel mileage
-smaller fuel tank but for me better range in normal riding
-slightly different ergos. Hard for me to say exactly as my Oldstrom had different seat (Corbin) and Handlebars
-Stock seat is more comfy on NewStrom than Oldstrom, but my butt requires better (Corbin coming!)
-Wind buffeting is much better on new than old, but I still got a Madstad
-speedo error is about the same as stock was on 2006, but isn't as easy to change as is digital
-really love the trip computer functions and digital dash. It took me a while to get used to the digital speed readout but am fine with it now. Love the fuel mileage readouts (which for me are consistently off by about 8%.) Love the thermometer.
-headlights are as effective as old when adjusted properly (it seems many never have their headlights adjusted properly.)
-pass to flash works differently. What was old pass-to-flash now toggles display on trip computer, with flash to pass on headlight switch
-water based oil cooler heats oil faster on cold starts and should provide more stable oil temps
-I didn't have ABS previously, but can't see any negatives to the system in the 2012 DL650 (and I am often on gravel roads but not trails.)
-The fit and finish is much better on new than old. It feels like a much higher quality bike
-it is slightly less ugly than old.
-I don't like the turn signal switch on NewStrom as much as the OldStrom It doesn't feel as natural to me.
-I seem to accidentally trigger the high beam on occasion. The High Beam switch is a bit different and that seems to trip me up.
-The High Beam indicator is quite bright. I hated it at the beginning but don't seem to notice it now.
-taking the Plastic Fairing parts off is more difficult on NewStrom than Oldstrom. I think this is a side effect of making it look more finished.
That's what quickly comes to mind, if I think of something else I'll post.