Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
More of the same?
Prospective owner here.
Currently riding a 2006 Tiger 955i.
Have always have the DL1000 in my sights as I'm a sucker for a V-twin.
My Tiger is a bit cramped two-up so starting to look at other bikes. I've done the usual routine: BMW GSA, RT-T, Super Tenere, Explorer and of course the DL1000.
I commute solo but we take trips regularly. All up we're about 350 lbs without bags.
I can get the rear of the Tiger set up well nice and compliant but the front is always harsh.
Is a <2014 model is essentially a different version of my Tiger? Neither have any kind of ABS, traction control. Suspension adjustments are minimal; nothing up front, pre-load and rebound out back.
The >2014 models are appealing a) for their looks b) increased power c) suspension adjustments F & R