I was in the local multi-brand dealership this weak to look at helmets. While there I wanted to take another look at the V-Stroms. It is a pretty large dealership that sells Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki. There had quite a few bikes, but look as I might, I could not find a V-Strom. So, I found a salesman and asked if they didn't have a V-Strom in stock. He impatiently told me they did not and that it was a niche bike so they did not keep one on hand. He said they could get one if someone wanted one. He said this as he was walking away, apparently convinced I did not want one. The truth is, I was not in the market to buy one that day, but I was still suprised by he lack of interest in the V-Strom or of having me as a customer. I have also been looking at the Buell Ulysses and in spite of the fact that they are sold through Harly dealers that generally cater to a much different market all three HD dealers I have been to in the last few weeks had at least one Uly in stock and had salesmen who were knowledgeable about the bike and interested in selling me one. Two of them offered me a test ride on the spot. For you guys who have V-Stroms, did the dealer have them in stock? Is my local dealership typical? Just wondering.