Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Eg, the '02 to '12 1000 is a completely different bike from the '14+ 1000. The '14+ DL1000A is a great ride for just what you describe. Look up some reviews in the motorcycle magazines from the U.S. And the U.K.
The old 1000 was not a very good package. Strong reliable engine, fuel mapping problems, clutch, alternator problems, budget brakes & suspension, and I don't think the chassis was as well matched to the engine as the new one is.
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