"Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."
- Mark Twain
Apr 20, 2012
The DL650 sat for a while, at least a month, without a glance. Yesterday, I was due to make about 4 short trips--from 8 miles to 30 miles each--in an afternoon, along with hauling some gear. I decided to park the WR and go with my cruiser. I totally overestimated my toughness or underestimated the weather. Man, it was brisk Thursday! And wet. At about 4PM, I really could have used my electric gear on the way back from the southwest burbs. The bigger shield, the fairing, and even the crash bars kept me slightly warmer than I might have been and the extra hp get me back to civilization (in doors and with a beer in my hand) a bit faster. If I were commuting a lot further, I'd probably ride the DL a lot more often. As it is, it's hard to think about getting rid of a motorcycle that is so versatile and practical.