I was all set to buy a new KLR 650 last weekend. Then I did several hours of reading the archives on threads of KLR 650 vs. DR650. A few threads had said that the DR 650 has the following items that the KLR does not: Balancer shaft in the engine that makes the DR650 engine run smoother with less vibration compared to the KLR 650 Rubber mounts in the foot pegs to eliminate vibration in the pegs. Rubber in the triple clamp to eliminate vibration in the handle bars. I owned a 2007 DR650 for a year and liked it a lot. The reason I was wanting to get the KLR this time is because while I enjoyed the DR650 road manners I initially got the impression from reading this forum that the KLR 650 would be even smoother on the road than the DR650. Although I won't ever ride more than 50 miles in a day I want the KLR IF it will be a smoother and less fatiguing ride on the road. Now after reading the vibration factors enumerated above it seems like the KLR 650 would have more vibration and thus a less enjoyable ride with more fatigue. Vibration and smoothness are clearly very important factors for me. It has been said that the KLR is likely a better adventure bike than the DR 650 but I won't be going on any long rides so adventure capability is not an important factor for me. Is it really true that based on the items enumerated above that the KLR 650 will have more vibration than the KLR? Is the DR650 a smoother and less fatiguing ride on the road than the KLR 650? Are there other factors than come in to play for easier road riding for these two bikes? Thank you very much for your insight and experience. It is greatly appreciated.