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Old 12-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
wpbarlow
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Joined: Jun 2003
Location: Central NJ
Oddometer: 10,142
I had an Aubergine 620 for several years; it is a fantastic bike and one of my favorite past-owned bikes. It's "limitation" to me was that it's a single, because of the to/from ride distance to the places I like to ride and lacking as even a weekend sport touring mount (doable, but tiring). I sold it and bought a 950SM in 2006. While there are some aspects of the Duke I sort of miss, the 950 is close enough to the single benefits with a lot of twin upside.

Pricing seem to be in the right ballpark-- 620 Duke pricing has been pretty constant for the past 10 years, and 950SM depreciation has generally been heavy.

the 950 has had at least 1 important tech bulletin that should be done- the starter limiter (aka the klacker), there are possibly others I've forgotten. There's an ownership thread in Road Warriors (where this thread should be anyway) at http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153375 that has everything you'd want to know about the 950SM.
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