Geezer with a Grudge — Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Owner’s Review

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Suzuki AN 650

Me and Wee

All Rights Reserved © 2007 W. Day

The concise, well-edited, more correct version of this can be found at the Minnesota Motorcycle website:

Sport including the standard SV650, are for (meaning anyone under 40) and who have not abused their into a pile of creaking, decaying bones. That’s not me. I owned an SV650 for almost miles and, while I the bike, I missed my more Yamaha 850 TDM many times, on long trips. Particularly, I the relaxed knee bend of the riding position and the long, suspension.

Four hundred miles on the SV and my are seized, my neck feels an Alien baby is trying to from somewhere between the and fourth vertebra, and my … so bad it’s practically speaking to me. My day on the SV was about 820 miles from a south of Thunder Bay to Sault Marie, Ontario and back to campsite near Marquette, WI.

the camping didn’t allow recuperation the next day, I slept like a … Still, I could barely upright for two days after I got and my neck was all but … for a week. I travel more than 350 in a day on the SV since.

When the Suzuki V-Strom 650 in 2004, I started thinking buying a WeeStrom. That’s the disrespectful nickname given to the V-Strom 650 by its owners. The DL650 is the brother of the V-Strom 1000 and the cousin of the SV650.

Even my old-guy complaints, I like everything about the SV; particularly the So, as soon as the V-Strom arrived I watching for a good deal on a bike.

Suzuki AN 650

At the beginning of last summer, I used V-Stroms with miles on the motor going for and up. Mildly used bikes for nearly $6,000, consistently. My talked to a bike broker and was You’ll be waiting until before you get one of these guys a 2004 DL650) for your

My price was the Kelly Blue value! However, I got lucky, last fall (September, I bought a barely-used (1,400 2004 DL650 through from a seller in Cincinnati.

We swapped money and paperwork at the Amtrak station. After a side-trip to the station’s parking lot I got used to the handling, brakes, and less-nimble (than the SV650) distribution, I pointed my black westward. After a few hundred the V-Strom began to feel and downright comfortable.

It is a big bike, and many folks will not be to get past the long-tall geometry of motorcycle.

There are a bunch of things to into consideration when you of the advertised (versus the practical) of an Adventure Touring motorcycle. I this breed of bike is represented (in the US) by the 1992 Yamaha or the Honda Transalp in 1988, or BMW F650GS, and the ever-present KLR650. of less tangible issues, the motor and handling characteristics, I there are some basic to consider about this of bike. Here is a radically list of the specs I think are those basic items up against five semi-similar Adventure Touring bikes:

Suzuki AN 650
Suzuki AN 650

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