Looking at 2015+ 650s
Real person here, looking at a newer V650 to replace my B1250. I know I will miss the diesel-electric torque, but I am tired of the weight and I want ABS (which mine lacks). The little Vee wins constant raves for being fun, flexible, and friendly, and that (plus ABS plus the 5.5gal tank) puts it at the top of my list for a new commuter.
I'll be honest, the list is kind of a hodge-podge. Other candidates include an S1000R (Break My Wallet), XSR900 (baby tank) or -700 (new=$$), GSXS1000 (practical overkill) and even just a newer B1250 (known quantity, 42mpg). The winner gets to share garage space with a DRZ400SM (woohoo!), so I'm hoping to find a complementary tool.
Anyway, I've been lurking here a while so figured I'd dip a toe in!
Last edited by DancesWithCurves; 10-18-2017 at 02:43 PM.