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DR400E or DR650

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Hello all, first post here and am a sportbike rider who's ready to convert (within the next week or 2) to motards. I currently own a '96ZX7R but got bitten by the motard bug after going out to a track weekend and watchin the motards.
I currently have a line on a 2001 DR400E already fully motarded but I ride the hwy 5 days a week to work (1/2 hour each way) and am worried that the abuse of hwy riding (120km/h) might kill the 400 over time so I am wondering if I should go into a 650 (2000-2001). I don't plan on racing competetively but would like to be able to stay close to the pack when I go out on the track for fun. I'm also worried about the lack of motard parts available for the 650. Also if it helps I am an experienced rider (off and on for 17yrs) and I'm 6'3" 205lbs. What should I do?
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i have a drz,, my friend has the dr650.
the dr is the better streetbike/commuter. more comfy and
more weight,, a more substantial commuter.
low-tech engine means longetivity.
the torquey motor won't mind lugging along,,
wheras the drz wants to be zippin and revvin,,
slicin' and dicin' !!!
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