From a fellow SoCal V-Strom 650 rider, welcome! I too often feel lost in a sea of sportbikes and Harley's, and I appreciate the Wee for its unique looks and all-around practicality. I'm on the west side of LA, and use my bike for commuting around the city and for hitting the canyons on the weekends. I often find myself moving over to allow GSXRs and Ducatis to blow by me, but it doesn't bother me. I want to enjoy the ride and the scenery, and I'd rather not dump my bike trying to drag a knee on Mulholland. Commuting on the freeways in LA is exercise enough!
Now, any advice on getting my wife to ride with me too?!?!
You've picked a great bike, and found a nice group of helpful folks here on the forum.
[FONT="Georgia"]"Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul."[/FONT]
[FONT="Georgia"]2005 Suzuki V-Strom 650 aka The Red Bike
2006 Suzuki Boulevard C50 aka The White Bike (traded in)[/FONT]