so ugly it's beautiful
i honestly never paid much attention to the "looks" of the vstrom, before or after i bought it. i bought based upon the research i did regarding long distance "adventure" bikes. simply, the vee was the best value and most reliable. i could care less if it can do deep sand, mud, or single track since i never had the intention to take it there.
anyway, yesterday having been simply a drop dead gorgeous day for riding in south florida, i took bluela out for a bit of a ride and wound up at a place called cafe 27--a well known bike hangout. mostly harley and sport bikes, but the odd touring bike as well.
i sat and watched folks milling about drooling over chromed out choppers and such, staring in awe at a rare-for-that-place gs-1200. yet not one person went over to look at my bike. made me happy, proud, and smiley. i could care less if people are interested in gawking at bluela. besides, less of a chance for someone to mess with it--if they ain't lookin, they ain't stealin.
'08 DR650, '07 DL1000
"And anyways, if they don't have motorcycles in heaven, I'd rather go to hell. I'm pretty sure they will have loads of them there." (deelip, 2016)