New/Used 2012 V-Strom
This week I'm doing a fly/drive to pick up a used 2012 650V-Strom. Although I previously owned a 2007, I sold that last year(mistake), I am making amends and getting the updated version this time. My local stealer doesn't have one in stock and doesn't seem to be too interested in getting another one. (He's selling 4 wheelers like hot cakes) So I don't know about some of the changes made. It already has a nice brand new Mayer seat. I know the new version still lacks a skid plate. What I don't know is will I need to buy a centerstand, fork brace and handguards also. These are things I've just got to have. Did they update the suspension good enough that it doesn't need the fork brace. How does the new bike handle the cross winds?
Really looking forward to having the V-strom again. My old bones just will not tolerate a sport bike or a cruiser. I found that out. My WR250R is great for short trips, but over 200 miles, is a no go.