I am very happy that Suzuki chose to keep the 1,000 displacement and focus on light weight. This is what they did very successfully with the GSXR line and from my point of view all the ADV bikes have become very bloated in size and weight.
I would have to agree that all of the ADV bikes share the same inharmonious design theme. Yamaha, KTM, and Guzzi are the only companies to break with the beak look going more Dakar look, which I think is better IMO. I tossed the KTM 990 in there for good measure.
The KTM and the Yamaha are the only ones that look different!
2004 Silver V-Strom 1000 & 1994 Yamaha XT600
Farkles? Sargent Seat, Genmar risers, K&N filter, cramp buster, heated grips, PCIII, Givi Engine Guards, Givi Hard Bags 52 liter and two 45 liter, Givi shield with spacers for buffeting.