It is still true that compared to almost any car or truck on the road short of a true supercar, a 650 V-Strom can blow their doors accelerating off the line or merging onto a highway.
It is easy to get weight off the front wheel when I come out of the toll plaza at the bridge in the morning.
I get it, its not super bike fast but still more then enough get in trouble with. I haven't owned another machine that I had to pay attention to not going 100 mph accelerating onto a fast moving highway.
1973 Honda CL173 Being over hauled
1975 Honda CJ360 T Under construction
2005 Suzuki V-Strom DL-650
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