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Old 09-01-2012, 12:50 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by Red Dust View Post
Dislikes: Handlebar vibes! Not good but having said that the DL had also some minor in the beginning plus I rode with racing gloves but still it will be a big minus in my book.
The average fuel consumption was 8.2 litres per 100 km`s (according to the onboard computer) which is way higher than the DL even if I would trash the Strom.
Typical fuel consumption for me 1700Km including 200km dirt / mud road 5L/100Km. That's basically sticking to the speed limit, you know. ahem, unless I'm looking at the road that is. I see 4.5-4.7KL/100 on the slab. (corrected) at the speed limit.

Vibes? On the slab better than the DL1000. On full throttle about the same. Not as good as the SV I had, but I kind of expected two 600cc pistons to give some kind of thump.

Mine has 10,000Km on it. I have never ridden a brand new one.
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