The lower cost of entry and reduced depreciation are what have me leaning toward the 2011. The bags are just nice, inasmuch as I commute to work. It's nice to toss stuff in a box rather than lashing it all down with rok-straps or cargo nets (or fussing with buckles on soft bags). The Suzuki boxes are nice.
I've been really thrashing on whether the 650 is "enough", but I think it's about spot-on. Notably better delivered power than my current '94 Virago 750, with a sixth gear to help at highway speeds. Yet, not so much power as to make my life insurance policy relevant. Compared to the Versys and one other, I found the Wee's power delivery predictable and smooth, and likewise the brakes.
There is a guy that has some of the Suzuki/Motech adventure panniers (2012-2016) with all mounting hardware in the for sale section for $500.
2015 DL650XT w/ factory Suzuki/Motech side cases and engine guard.
First farkle - Motech center stand
Augustus Wind Deflectors
Fat, foamy grips
Givi AirFlow windscreen
Go-Cruise throttle lock
JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
Suzuki (SW Motech) Top Case
Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
Sit and Fly Seat Net
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27
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