DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

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DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by phoo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:38 pm

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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by Bucho » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 pm

It does NOT make 46 horse power...
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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by phoo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm

Bucho wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 pm
It does NOT make 46 horse power...
That's what it says on wikipedia; it MUST be TRUE!


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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by phoo » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:23 pm

phoo wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Bucho wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:07 pm
It does NOT make 46 horse power...
That's what it says on wikipedia; it MUST be TRUE!


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Internets are saying that's the crank HP, so it's a little misleading.


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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by Bucho » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:45 pm

I actually watched the whole thing.

He isnt wrong saying how dualsports “kinda suck” at everything. People do buy dualsport and adventure bikes often with false expectations. The big one I read online is people thinking they will ride their dualsport 1-2 hours on the highway to get to their offroad/offpavement riding spot. Or how they can actually do any offroad (and still have fun) with a huge adventure bike.

That said I really do like my DR650 and I had such an awesome time on the last 2 big dualsport trips I did. SkinnyJ’s PA trips was AWESOME and the Kentucky Adventure Trail was epic. (I kinda want to do that one again, maybe backwards in a few years). For what they are dualsport bike are great.
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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by Junior » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:05 am

Bucho wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:45 pm
I actually watched the whole thing.

He isnt wrong saying how dualsports “kinda suck” at everything. People do buy dualsport and adventure bikes often with false expectations. The big one I read online is people thinking they will ride their dualsport 1-2 hours on the highway to get to their offroad/offpavement riding spot. Or how they can actually do any offroad (and still have fun) with a huge adventure bike.

That said I really do like my DR650 and I had such an awesome time on the last 2 big dualsport trips I did. SkinnyJ’s PA trips was AWESOME and the Kentucky Adventure Trail was epic. (I kinda want to do that one again, maybe backwards in a few years). For what they are dualsport bike are great.
+1 i love my DR. Its a great platform. The 777 was one of my favs! I would love to do more daulsport rides! That video was painful to watch! :barf:
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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by Nobody » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:03 am

When I could afford only one bike, I had a Honda NX650 and loved it. I commuted on it, went on smaller trips, used it as a cargo hauler :killingme:
and participated in a couple of offroad events as well as did ride it in forest dirt roads and a bit off-road.
But then I realized it does nothing of it very well and decided to split - get a real pavement bike (Honda VFR800) and a dirt bike. If I had a huge garage and funds I'd have a ton of bikes and a dualsport 650 would be one of the first I get. But until that I will have a street bike and a dirt bike instead.
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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by Bucho » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:13 am

I hear you.
A huge garage with tons of bikes would be great. But I need more time and money for such things.
I consider myself fortunate to have two bikes.
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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by Marylander » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:30 am

Having multiple bikes, even for the same apparent purpose, is really nice. For instance, when I had the CBR1000RR and the Versys 650 for riding to work I really enjoyed the differences between the bikes (for instance strong motor on the CBR, agility on the Versys).

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Re: DR650 on Regular Car Reviews

Post by Rut Row » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:39 am

I saw parts falling off of it at about the 45 sec mark. Thought it was a KLR for a moment!
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