Just got a new to me Vstrom. I have had 2 other Suzukis in the 80's. I love Japanese motorcycles mostly kawis and suzuks. I have 5 other bikes i ride. And i just love riding repairing and racing all types of motorcycles. I have a provisional novice race license. I was looking for a bike with more power for 2up riding. So far i am liking the power of the DL1000. I have a Ninja ZX10r with 187 wrhp that i race and a Buell X1 lightning 1253cc Vtwin that i also race with 147 wrhp. I have been riding 30 yrs and racing semi-pro for 20 yrs. Mostly just a novice sport bike racer now and retired motocross racer.