Originally Posted by brooklyn slim
Having a rough time finding a dealer who'll let me test ride a Tiger 800 Roadie.
Haven't given up, but in the meantime, let me ask this:
On the dimensions of top-heaviness and ease of threading your way through city traffic, how does the roadie compare to the DL 650? Which one inspires more confidence? Which one do you fight less with?
I have no doubt the Tiger's motor is smoother and more powerful, and I'm pretty sure the ergos are similar. I'm only interested in which feels more planted and sure-footed, especially at lower speeds.
Gotta be a bunch of DL to roadie converts around here - speak up and help a brother out....
The DL feels much more top heavy. The tiger is better balanced in every regard. I really liked my DL650, but I fookin' love my tiger.