I had the bonnie and recently traded it for a 650 v strom , i'm glad i did , the v strom in my opinion has just has much poke even though its a 650 and the bonnie is bigger engine .
I'm finding i can reallly fly through the twistie stuff a lot quicker , on the wee its like its on rails , plus i get bored i can go down the fire tracks and dirt roads , where i often have to outrun the farmers dogs
On the minus side , for me anyway its a tall bike , and i have to be very careful especielly on dirt where the ground is uneven , , the arm position on both bikes for me was the same , the flat bonny seat was HORRIBLE ,like sitting on a peice of wood , but the $350 King and Queen seat fixed that .
I' don't like the noise on the v strom but its from the screen which , i did'nt have on the bonnie , I really do like the v strom , so much that today i have done what i said i would'nt do and thats buy more parts to make it fit , I have already bought the lower seat , so today i've ordered the mirror extensions , cheap enough and i've read they help cut down on the noise , if they do great if they don't no big deal i'll see behind me better ,
I've ordered the lowering links because has much has i don't like doing it it will make it easier and more confidenc inspiring , I also ordered the lowering kit for the pegs , , these were little anoying things i found but once fixed i'm going to be very happy with the bike .
I still have the rocket tourer , and that is a lot more comfortable than the v strom . BUT its no where near has much fun , so for me if after i have done these CHEAP ajustments , if they make the v strom that little bit more comfortable , the rocket may has well go up for sale .
Only thing i will add is if its more 2 up youe doing , definetly go the 1000 . .
I do like the fjr and thats a itch that i'll probably scratch in a year or two , the fjr will be comfortable on the long hauls , but so is my rocket , but you don't have the same smile going round them bends , and lets have it right who wants to ride on straight roads if they can help it .
Good luck with what you decide , and you will find lots of helpful people here