Group Riding: Keepin’ Up

Nov 16, 2013 View Comments by

My primary touring motorcycle is a 2005 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, and I’ve noticed that an interesting thing happens when I ride with a group of larger displacement bikes. Invariably, someone will comment on how my bike “kept up just fine” at the end of the ride, as if they didn’t think it possible that a […]

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Thinking Small

Jan 29, 2013 View Comments by

What displacement does a serious two-up touring bike need to be? I haven’t taken a survey, even an informal one, but my guess is that most people would say that true touring capability starts at around the 1000cc mark. I started looking for a bike suitable for touring in 2003. Our children were getting old […]

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