Ok, so people ride their DR's to work. But how far do you ride, and how much of it is high-speed (say, 80 mph) slab?
My wife just bought me a DR for my birthday on Sunday (yes, she's THAT AWESOME ). I was actually wanting a DRZ, but the dealer couldn't find one anywhere, and it turns out I'm glad. I love the DR, and am having a blast with it on the poorly paved, yet curvy roads around my house. I'm guessing I will ride a fair amount on tarmac vs. dirt, so the 650 feels like the right bike. Anyway... I'm grinning.
But, back to the question at hand... I have a 165 mile round trip commute into Raleigh-Durham.... mostly on I-40, which has a 70mph speed limit. So, I generally ride in, when I don't wuss out because of rain, and am wanting to take the DR. I don't think I'll do the commute until it's broken in, due to too much droning at a single speed.... but how doable is it? Will this bike be ok going 80 mph for an hour?