Easy now... depends on what you want. The cases are small but good for day touring on pavement or light off pavement. Add a cheap Bestem top case or just lash on camping gear with ROK straps and overnights are good. The plastic belly piece deflects gravel and small rocks only...you do need a proper skid plate if more is desired. The hand guards are good for weather protection, but need Bark Busters for tip over protection. The OEM engine guards are awesome IMO. If you are short from the waist up the touring windscreen will be fine, if you are tall you're likely getting an aftermarket one. I also added Fastest Evo 3 footages for comfort and control standing.Still paying for the stuff you don't want. Ie; clamshell type hard cases that are too small, usless skid pan.
I have had 2 dl650s and 2 DL1000s. My current ride is a 2014 DL1000a and it is an incredible bike, especially for touring.I got the itch to upgrade from the 650. Anyone regret their decision?
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I got the non-adventure . Mainly, because I didn't want any side bags. But if I did, I would want the slim profile of the OEM bags. I like my bike to maintain an overall slim profile. Some of those other bags stick out way too much, IMO.Did you get the Vee2 slick or the ADV model? If I can steal a slick I would put bigger cases and a better skidder on it.
Wow- That's a great price. I thought I got a good deal for a non-adventure 2014 at 9700 + tax and reg. This price beats mine my 700 and it is the adventure model to boot.Not local to the OP but $8,950 at Romney Cycles w/ no freight or setup fees for leftover 2014 DL1000's...3933[/url]
Hagerstown airport is about 80 miles of Romney. Fly and ride would be easy + you'd get to travel thought the heart of WV. That alone is priceless.Wow- That's a great place. I thought I got a good deal for a non-adventure 2014 at 9700 + tax and reg. This price beats mine my 700 and it is the adventure model to boot.
At that price the bike should fly out of the dealership. I don't understand why they don't