Same reliability as the BRP?
i'm kinda wondering the same thing... i don't think all that extra weight is coming just from the starter. i'm sure honda
could engineer a starter that is somewhat reasonable weightwise.
i'm kind wondering if they overbuilt some of the exposed engine parts... wondering if some of the other parts of the bike have been overbuilt...
i take an overbuilt bike over a light bike anyday.
the drz is just a heavy bike
the xr650r is "overbuilt"
there's a big difference between being heavy because of being overbuilt and being heavy just for the sake of being heavy.
based on experience, i fully give honda the bene of the doubt, in that any additional weight that the goonriders on the other forum are bitchin about is fully justified.