Ok...I know i'm likely to get a biased reply but would like any opinions anyway. I am a StromTrooper and proud of it...02 DL1000. Ive been taken in by the BMW R1200GT Adventurer and can't get it off my mind...Would you leave your VStrom for the beema if not then help me get it off my mind, coz i love my Strommy!!
I rode a BMW at work for several years. It was an RT but the running gear is the same and I can tell you I never worry if my Strom is going to start and run when I throw my leg over. You never knew with the BMW. There was always SOMETHING going on with them. Great police bike, not so great civilian bike.
I can buy Suzuki parts and get Suzuki service a LOT cheaper than the BMW. The Suzuki network is a lot bigger too. If I'm in BFE I can usually find someone who can fix my bike if I can't do it myself.
I can buy 2 Stroms and have change left over or I can buy 1 GS.
Need I say more? Save your money. The only advantage I saw was the BMW brakes. NO ONE makes a better system.