Thanks for being honest! re the "naps" The V2 is a big bike and not too light should it be laying down (from experience
However those images do show what I would rate as serious off roading- more suited to DR650's etc- which have a LOT more suspension travel and are Light ! Chilly if you like the look of the deep mud and steep loose rocky trails you,ll have to be able to touch the ground comfortably when seated, be strong enough to lift the bike when loaded and be prepared for scars (hopefully only on the bike!) The V2 is excellent under many conditions! but when/if they go down its fast! and they are heavy..(as are other bikes in this category btw) The V2 IMO is an 80/20 bike 80% bitumen 20% unsealed (graded dirt) it can of course be pushed towards 60/40 with modifications and gnarly tyres but for that A Wee XT might be a better staring point with mods..and still have limitations.
I liken our V2 to being comfortable on more or less any road where you might find a human! eg dirt roads serviced by a local school bus, mail run, farmers etc. Basically roads that can be fairly shit house but are - or have been formed at one stage or another. This includes fire trails/access tracks in National parks and forests,use your own discretion
it all depends on the riders experience and ability to get out of a "situation" and how prepared you might be to "knock your bike around".
I understand (as has been demonstrated many times) that a V2 or any 'Strom can be set up and taken anywhere! by certain riders
however unless you are that rider,the V2 wont "work" out of the box.
I dont know your location or desires, but I,d say that untill you run out of sealed and dirt roads to explore, get a V2! if you develop a need to really go into 4WD territory you might follow in the footsteps of many
and get a DR650 for the tough stuff.
They are relatively cheap,and durable. just dont think (as I did to a degree) that a V2 will be a part time DR...they are just too heavy . FWIW if going "out of the way" it pays to have a riding buddy
a mobile phone (assuming you have coverage) wont be able to lift a V2 off you should it have a nap...(hard panniers may avert this issue)
Dont be at all dissuaded , be encouraged by the hard core Vstrom riders! but realise your off road expectations might exceed the bikes initial ability.
Paul and Dixie and our V2
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