Originally Posted by MoBill
So...picking up a 2012 DL650 tomorrow. Cannot wait. As mentioned, fuel economy, lighter...really happy with the plan.
My only beef is WTF with losing .5G of gas. Who thought that was a good idea. The only time you can have too much gas is when you're on fire.
Initially I thought the same. But consumption is down a bit from the previous version, so range remains roughly just about the same, it´s just cheaper to run.
Personally if I had the choice, I WOULD take the extra 2 liters in the tank, too, but I guess styling came in the way. The 2004-2011 650 was strongly based on the 1000-version, whereas the new one is “made” to be a 650. I´ve got a 2007 and 2012 right now.