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Old 06-03-2006, 03:29 AM   #13
One day I wont be a nOOb
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Joined: May 2006
Location: Sydney
Oddometer: 679
Had a 2000 model 650 Dakar for a few days this week while my Caponord was in the shop.

The Dakar seemed alot lighter than the 40kgs compared to my Capo.

I did no offroad but plenty of backstreets and freeway to get a good feel for the bike. Much above 110kmh (4500rpm) and a few intruding vibes, but up to that speed a great bike.

Am sure it would be the pick off road as well- felt nimble and the thumper engine just loved to rev with nice torque spread.

The Tiger is also a heavy bike, and would be much dearer than the other two - so maybe compare this to a Vee. The Wee is the most road orientated, and IMHO a 650 is fine for those who like to change gears, I enjoy the roll on of the throttle and there is just something about a 1000 V-twin
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