Because many men might believe the number on the side of the fairing is indicative of how large they imagine their penis is. Even those guys I passed on the 750 and 600's at Jennings last time I was there on a CRF150F with dualsport tires. Boy were they ever perplexed and saddened.
Small displacement on the track forces you to be that much better.
Around town who cares, as long as it gets the job done?
whoa, no offense intended and no lecture on the CC to phallus thing needed, happen to ride a 600 (110hp) at the track a puny underpowered 919 (100hp) and dr650 (50hp?) when most figure me (over 250lbs) for an HD or Busa guy. i get it.
just i was thinking this was a street thing and it would be a replacement for the KLR? and so i was thinkin well, why would JB be making the move, he loses off road capability, drops some displacement, picks up some mpg's and change up the ergos somewhat...and a sportier ride and it's kind of a wash as both can slab it.
now if this was in addition to the KLR, i'd say you're addin some sporty, reliable and fun to the stable.
what i like most about this bike (as w/ the 150&650 we recently purchased) is the entry pricepoint (low $ cost relatively speaking) and the decent MPG's w/ reasonable performance for everyday use.
i will say this, rider size makes a difference and for me the consideration is, for bikes doing street duty; do they have enough zip to get me out of a tight spot around town (from low rpm's) and at interstate speeds can i go WOT and have that same ability to 'escape' potential trouble w/ instant, predicatable power. for someone my size, i figure the minimum to be 500 cc's but even the 650's don't give me the grunt i want for a daily commuter that could see interstate. for everything short of that, they're fine and that's why i love the dr650.
i get pipe-dreaming, i understand adding to the stable...just tryin to figure out where u were coming from
(ok, i've ignored 2 work calls while typin this haha and made $5)