Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montpellier, France
Everything under the sun
When I was looking at the V-Strom, everyone said "If you choose the Suzuki, it's an intellectual choice [based on decent mileage, comfort, versatility, utility, and previously less-than-ideal looks]... it's not a passionate choice." But clearly the bike has always had great qualities, and now it just has more of them, including great looks. I tried every other bike I could over a period of 2 months. The V-Strom was the first and the last bike I tried. When I tried it after all the others, I made my choice for the Strom (honestly, I was very tempted by the Tiger 800), and it's pretty much everything I expected and need from a bike. AND summer's on it's way!!!
"The rise in popularity of reality shows has brought people to live experiences second-hand in a context that involves no adventure, no danger... Whereas the road takes you out into the world."
- Walter Salles, about On the Road