Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri, south of Kansas City
I'm reading that the 650 is a better buy than the 1000 because of the lower price and lower Insurance costs.
I like the lower cost of ownership but I'm 6'1" and 230 lbs.
Do you think the 650 has enough power for a cross country trip (99% highway - no passenger - just me and my gear.)
What do you think?
The 650 has plenty of power for any kind cross country travel. I have taken both of mine to every state but Hawaii. Along with all USA 4 corners, these bikes have taken me across Canada & all over Alaska. So far, my 2012 has 50,000+ miles & my 2013 has 30,000+ miles. Both bikes have been trouble free. Both are fully kitted with side cases & top box, bash plates, engine bars, hand guards, etc. I usually travel with full camping gear & tools for maintenance & repairs. Typical trips range from 3-5 day long weekends of 1000 to 3000 miles up to 4 weeks & 12000+ miles.
2012 DL650-ADV (Black), 2013 DL650-EXP (White), 2013 Honda CRF250L, 2008 Yamaha TW200
IBA #55242, SS1000 x2, BB1500, SS2000, 50CC, National Parks Tour x5 w/ Silver & Gold, 4 Corners & Alaska, 48 plus one, Great Lakes.
Ad-ven-ture: 1. an undertaking involving risk, unforeseeable danger, or unexpected excitement. 2. an exciting or remarkable experience. Trav-ell-er: 1. one who seeks to experience their world. 2. one who seeks to be immersed in other cultures.
Last edited by Kankujoe; 11-29-2015 at 04:38 AM.