Greetings from Romania!
Hello everyone, I'm a Florida guy that's living in Iasi, Romania near the border with Moldova these days.
I recently decided that I need to get a bike and the V-Strom looks like it might be the right one.
I made a short list of places I'd like to check out from looking at Google Earth the other night.
60 mi (100km) to Chisinau , Moldova
160 mi (250km) to Odessa, Ukraine
190 mi (310km) to Cluj, Romania
200mi (330km) to Bucharest
215mi (345km) to Constanta, Black Sea Romania
260 mi (415km) to Kiev, Ukraine
400mi (650km) to Budapest, Hungary
450 mi (730km) to Warsaw, Poland
525mi (850km) to Vienna, Austria
These are distances as the bird flies so actual is maybe 30% more. Maybe someone knows a good a mapping program to help with this.
I see that there are no Suzuki dealers in Romania so I'm trying to figure out how best to get a bike. They are quite a bit less expensive in the US so I'm thinking about shipping a couple over for me and bud.
Balazs seems to be the closest to me and it looks like you have a lot of buds there in Hungary. I don't see too many bikes here in Iasi but maybe I'm hanging at the wrong places.
Anyhow, my name is Curt and I'm glad I stumbled across this site.