Thanks for the greetings. I just bought an XVS650 Custom. I've been touring on my DRZ400 for the last couple of years and it's an awesome machine... no problems doing 700 mile days but it just lacks the sound and feel of a good twin that makes the ride so much more enjoyable. And I honestly have to say that mechanically the XVS650 makes more sense to me and feels more like something I rode in my youth. It's fairly light and handles well enough in twisties despite being a low cruiser, has a moderately tuned air-cooled motor that performs well yet returns descent fuel milege, has threaded valve adjusters, has a low maintenance shaft drive and most of all, has character. Basically it's a type of bike that appeals to riders who are also mechanics who love bonding with their bike via basic maintenance rituals. A few pics of my bike are in my StarBikeForum album.
Last edited by Diogenes415; 09-21-2017 at 07:56 PM.