Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Montpellier, France
All in the same boat !
OK, we don't *require* spousal approval, but if we want to live happy lives with our bikes, then the wife kind of has to buy-in to the concept. I also took my wife out on every bike I was seriously considering, and she approved 2012 V-Strom hands down. That way I can tell everyone that I got the bike that she wanted!! Win-win!!
Note: I was a passenger for a few hours on a GS1200 in Corsica (yes, please go there for your next ride if possible!!), and I was stiff and sore. The V-Strom is cush and luxurious compared to the standard seat on the Beemer.
"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