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1985 Honda XL 350 vs 90's era Suzuki DR 350's?

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Ok, you folks in this forum are probably biased towards the DR 350's, and I know they are newer, but some useful feedback beyond the obvious would be helpful. Are the newer DR 350's lighter and more powerful than an 85 XL 350 for instance? Are there any other differences I should know about?

thanx,

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I had an 84(?) XL350 for a while, and have owned 3 DR350's. The XL350 is a pretty good bike. When the two carbs are tuned correctly it has a linear powerband with a strong bottom end and lots of room to rev. I don't know for sure, but I'll bet the two weigh about the same. The DR350 has way better suspension and brakes, and it does have a stronger engine than the XL. There is no aftermarket support for the XL350. If you already have an XL350, ride the hell out of it and enjoy it!

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