Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southern Oregon
I had an 07 DL1000 bought new, 50,000 miles. loved the motor, but also had the stumble, and other character I didn't appreciate.
It was totalled in 2012, bought a '12 DL650, new body style, motor improvements, new dash ABS, etc, and loved it, 48,000 miles.
I also had a XVS1300 touring, that didn't get ridden, so decided to sell the DL650 and 1300 Yamaha, and shop for a 14 or newer 1000.
I found a 2014 1000 in Reno, great price, low miles, road it home, took it on a 10 day trip in July, and couldn't be happier. The motor is more refined, runs better, and it doesn't feel as top heavy to me. I had forgotten how terrific that motor is, and now, with traction control, ABS, better behaved and running, I absolutely love it. Brakes, suspension, power, comfort on the freeway at speed, hands down, just more bike than my '12 650, or the 07 DL1000.