Originally Posted by Süsser Tod
LOL WUT!? The 2nd gen 650 was better in every way over the 1st gen,
Well, opinions are like you-know-what's... So mine's no better than yours, and no worse. BUT, the biggest practical difference to which I was referring was crankshaft durability, which was a good bit better in the 1G engine. The FI was considered an advantage by many, but it was relatively primitive FI. But, that might be considered "better" if you didn't want to futz with it, and/or you rode it in cold weather a lot. Aesthetics aside, I'd buy a 1G every time.