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Old 12-09-2012, 09:07 AM   #53
Joined: May 2009
Location: Sunny California
Oddometer: 5,023
Originally Posted by PeterW View Post
You havn't ridden a stock pre-2012 Strom then ?.
You'll have to trust me on this, the dive under braking on those was 'special' - i.e. the Versys doesn't have enough travel to match that
I owned a DL650 for about eight months. Wouldn't buy another. Great for money, pretty cheaply made overall. No comparison to other bikes I like. Cheap bolts and fasteners, rims as soft as butter, cheap plastics, bad seat foam, stupid layout for adventure touring, all the weight very high, cooler at a weird place, shitty fairing, too wide ass, really crappy suspension.

The engine is a total gem though. I'd like to see that one in a nicely designed, higher quality bike.
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