Just competed a very long (4000+ miles) ride (2104 DL650A). Loved that it got great mpg, holds lots of gas, and has the power to do the job. That said, the bike really needs a factory cruise control option, to be lighter, and have a "low" version option. My right hand is still numb and aching since I returned home four days ago (yes I have a kaoko throttle lock but it's nearly useless in hilly country). Bike tipped over in a parking lot and I required assistance to lift...no damage other than scratch to crash bar. Reason I tipped is that I couldn't firmly plant my foot down as I am 5'8" (which isn't really that short)...and yes I have installed lowering links, lower seat, etc. Right now I am considering selling to purchase a Triumph XRx Low as the Vstrom is obviously not the right bike for me. I made the mistake of purchasing the bike based on price (great purchase price). Trying to make something work that wasn't right for me to begin with has cost me a whole lot in farkles trying to make it so. Should of just shelled out the bucks and got the bike that was better and right for me.
Last edited by Seadogdoc; 10-22-2016 at 12:41 PM.