buying a new bike

1 reply to this topic
  • Dansgarage

Posted September 09, 2003 - 04:03 PM


I am in the process of picking out my new bike. I want a dual sport. One of the bikes I am considering is the XR650L. I wanted to ask you guys what the ups and downs are. I know the average "lots of power but kinda heavy" stuff. I would like to know things you were happy or upset with after your purchase. What kind of accesories should I look at for a new bike, I don't really want to hop it up any just replace the problematic components and mabey add dome protection for the bike, bark busters and things like that. thanks for your help :)

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • ill_caper

Posted September 09, 2003 - 04:21 PM


I dont have an xr650l but have ridden y friends a bunch of times. I had an xr650r for 2 years and ow have a wr450 just to let you know my background. The "l" is WAY to heavy and feels like a tank. If you want a true dual sport I would suggest going with the drz400s over the L if you plan on doing anything more than light trail rides on the dual sport. :)

Related Content


Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.