Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Don't be so hard on this so-called journalist. He must be extremely perceptive to have written this: "Its beaky styling and 19-inch front wheel suggest that the Strom is a dual-purpose bike, built for dirt as well as asphalt. The fact that we've just ridden almost 200 miles on the road, without venturing onto the trails that cross this part of southern Spain, suggests otherwise." Wow! No where in the review is there even a hint of off-road evaluation.
Instead his finely tuned intuitive senses allow him to conclude it has no off road capabilities without even venturing off the pavement. Maybe the low MSRP helped him to reach that conclusion? If the author continues in this direction he may well be able to write reviews without even riding the bike. Maybe visit a trade show, sit on one, collect some pics & data and go home to write the review from his comfortable desk while wearing pajamas?