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View Results: DR650 riders,Whats your age
Under 19 2 1.80%
20-29 11 9.91%
30-39 17 15.32%
40-49 29 26.13%
50-59 35 31.53%
60+ 17 15.32%
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:52 AM   #31
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37... I work at the local Ivy League college. A lot of the kids who have bikes on campus wave me down - then see me, and I can see the look of, "oh, another dual sport rider!" turn to "uh, old guy." Oh well, I still enjoy it. Some one asked me if it was a mid-life crisis bike, and I told them I was saving my mid life crisis for something much, much more stupid than a DR650
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:09 AM   #32
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I'm a '52 model the DR is an '04.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #33
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Decided I needed one in 1996 when they changed to the current model. I was 35 then, with little kids and we just did dune quads under command of the Wife so I had to wait.

Bought my 03 DR in 2007. 51 now and loving it.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:52 PM   #34
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:58 PM   #35
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Boy. We are a bunch of old farts!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #36
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Here it is before i changed the kit over to the other DR650......


.......after......

.......work in progress,my Argentine trip is over a year behind schedule........2013,fingers crossed!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #37
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Mentally 18 i reality 52 , bought my 96 to do Morocco last year, went back there again this year 27000kms in 14 months
And she'll be taking me down the West coast of Africa in 2014
Couldn't think of a better bike to do Morocco on........well,my Freewind,for the top part of the country! :p
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:15 AM   #38
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:33 AM   #39
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Boy. We are a bunch of old farts!


I was just thinking the same thing. I think the DR is one of those bikes that is bought because it works...not because it is cool. Keeps a lot of the under 30s people from buying one.

I look back at the cruisers and sport bikes I have owned and think: I could have owned several DRs and had WAY more fun....
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:06 AM   #40
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I was just thinking the same thing. I think the DR is one of those bikes that is bought because it works...not because it is cool. Keeps a lot of the under 30s people from buying one.

I look back at the cruisers and sport bikes I have owned and think: I could have owned several DRs and had WAY more fun....
Maybe not cool, but sort of a 'macho' thing? Im not really sure on this one either, and im under 30

My 1200 Bandit isnt the most flashy bike, but it is a great deal more comfortable than a sportbike and even faster in a straight line (isnt stock)- wont turn for shit though (weight, suspension). That said, I bought it mainly for that rush of acceleration, and secondly to do longer trips with. It rarely gets attention, most of my buddies who ride sport bikes give me shit, etc, so im not really sure about 'cool'. I have to say ive had more compliments and comments on the DR650 in the short time ive owned it then I have had for the Bandit the entire time Ive owned it.

I really think it boils down to 'conquering' a given environment- sportbikes conquer tracks and streets faster than any bike, while dirtbikes conquer dirt faster than any bike. The DR650 isnt the best at either. Men are heavily driven to 'conquer' everything around them- money, women, locations, other men (by dominating them, e.g. sports, fights, etc), and maybe thats why DRs arent really popular with the younger group. JMHO
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:11 AM   #41
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Maybe not cool, but sort of a 'macho' thing? Im not really sure on this one either, and im under 30

My 1200 Bandit isnt the most flashy bike, but it is a great deal more comfortable than a sportbike and even faster in a straight line (isnt stock)- wont turn for shit though (weight, suspension). That said, I bought it mainly for that rush of acceleration, and secondly to do longer trips with. It rarely gets attention, most of my buddies who ride sport bikes give me shit, etc, so im not really sure about 'cool'. I have to say ive had more compliments and comments on the DR650 in the short time ive owned it then I have had for the Bandit the entire time Ive owned it.

I really think it boils down to 'conquering' a given environment- sportbikes conquer tracks and streets faster than any bike, while dirtbikes conquer dirt faster than any bike. The DR650 isnt the best at either. Men are heavily driven to 'conquer' everything around them- money, women, locations, other men (by dominating them, e.g. sports, fights, etc), and maybe thats why DRs arent really popular with the younger group. JMHO
That makes sense, the conquer theory. I also get slack for riding the dr with my sport bike friends, usually I get the " when are you going to sell that thing and get a real bike?". Ill usually hear that on the streets when we ride fast, but as soon as we go in the twisties, they are shocked that I can keep up.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #42
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you guys are too old!

Im 18 and bought my dr last summer. First vehicle actually in my name.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #43
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Im 18 and bought my dr last summer. First vehicle actually in my name.

Nice man! I really like that double headlight set up.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:00 AM   #44
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I'm 56 bought about 2 years ago. Mine is an 05.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #45
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Wait, I own two, one for me, and one for she. And we're different ages... What box do I check?

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