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Old 10-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #6
SloMo228 OP
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The two bikes are closer in weight and power than you might think. I'm not sure if these specs are 100% accurate, but here's a comparison:

2012 V-Strom 650: 65 peak HP, 485 lbs wet.
1983 CX650: 65 peak HP, 480 lbs wet.

I'm not saying that the CX is the equal of the Strom (the Strom will DEFINITELY out-brake the CX, and the frame is stiffer, and the electrics are better, and a bunch of other things), but it does seem to be in the same league, at least on paper.

I got those specs from these sites:

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/suz...0_abs_2012.php

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/hon...650_c_1983.php
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