I feel like I would need additional saddle time to make a meaningful comparison, but my initial impressions are as follows. The CB is much more manageable in slow speed or foot on ground maneuvers though is noticeably more affected by cross winds at speed than the DL. Suspension on my DL is much more plush and forgiving, partially attributable to a $1000+ upgrade from Cogent Dynamics on my personal bike, but the wife also noted that when she hit a particularly rough railroad crossing it bumped her up in the air off the seat, something her previous bike, an unmodified DL 650, never did. This purchase had the intent of improving her confidence and fun factor as the DL was just a little too much weight for her 125# frame (even lowered 1”) and so far it seems to have worked. Air management is not as effective on the CB, but our DL’s are/were Adventure models with the upper laminar type lip that made for a perfect calm behind it. The 2019 CB though is certainly not bad in this respect and much better than previous models I test rode. I think the CB is more fun to ride, but for long hauls, my mid 50’s body would prefer the comfort of the Vstrom, again that is partially due to modifications such as a Terry Adcox seat. Engine smoothness is similar but since the CB is in the break in period, I can’t fairly compare power other than the DL is more torquey at lower rpm’s though the CB is more than adequate. I won’t hi jack the picture thread any longer but it would be hard to go wrong either way. I suggest test riding both to see which suits you and your needs better. I would likely be happy with either after appropriate farkles.