Originally Posted by ThumperStorm
I wonder if you could talk about some of your impressions of your bike. What do you like or don't like about your BMW. How does it seem to compare with Shawn's Suzuki? Thanks.
Sure, I love it. Pretty much everything about it. It's a blast to ride just about everywhere, until the trail gets nasty. It's heavy, so even knobby front tires don't help too much when the terrain is soft. The only part that's lacking is the fork, but I tend to ride it faster in the dirt than I probably should.
Comparing it to a DR650 is apples and oranges. I had an XR650L before the Beemer, and like the DR it was great offroad and easy to ride. But on road I hated it. I would call those bikes dual purpose, because there is not much sporty about it.
Hopefully that is what you were looking for? They're both great bikes, but for the riding I do the BMW is far and away the better steed.