Originally Posted by lvscrvs
too bad about the 17" front wheel....
... a 19 at least shows some pretense of offroad-ability, even if it is only fireroads... more ds tire choices as well
too bad they couldn't stuff the 1000 into the 650 frame...
.. decent looks and big power in a light, good handling bike is a winning combo
i'll withhold judgement on the looks until i see it in person... pics rarely do a bike justice...
In the interview I posted earlier, the rep speaks of the development focus lying on lightness - how every single component has been trimmed for weight.
What that exactly translates to remains to be seen, but that was apparently the ambition.
It's actually growing on me. The beak is still multistrada-ugly and would probably need to be cut off, but with a white scheme I think it could look real nice. I do like curves more than edges though, so I would still prefer the revamped-650-style to this.