Travel numbers do not tell the whole story when it comes to capability. I ride a DR650 and in stock form the travel numbers are very good but the feel was not so much. A few hundred dollars later the travel didn't change but I can assure you its now a more capable handler than I am.
Ride one then the other over some roughness and you will understand better what I am getting at.
A new stock KLR650 for instance has less travel than a stock DR650 but the feel of the bikes suspension was shockingly opposite in my experience.
fastnlight screwed with this post 09-06-2012 at 10:41 AM