Originally Posted by ShawnT316
So do they have the same engine?
Which is more comfortable on the road? Better seat?
Which would have better wind protection? (In the winter I wants LOTS, but summer's not so much, if any!)
I liked my XS Eleven, but I can get a Honda civic for the same mpg, and heat & ac!
SV/DL. The SV motor is a bit more lively up top, the DL is a better commuter - better off the line and more torque low down. Not that much in it though.
The DL has better weather protection, airflow is really good and pushes a lot of air/water around the rider - I only get soaked waiting at traffic lights
. Lower the screen on the DL in summer to get more air on you.
Otherwise, it's 'fit' the DL really suits a slightly taller rider better, or someone who likes/needs a sit-up riding position.
The DL is probably more comfortable, but if you prefer a crouched riding position the SV will work better.
Carrying shit the DL is far better. Though, I'd suggest drawing the line somewhere before a large printer/scanner - my nuts may never recover from that trip.
Pre-2012 should get ~20km/l in stop-start commute traffic, 2012 up 22+.
And whatever your opinions of ABS, it's worth having on a crappy urban commute.