I've recently bought a 2017 DL650 from a local dealer. I've ridden 4,000km in three months, mostly around Western Victoria. Riding to Adelaide early August.
I'm interested in whether you have used the 12,000km service interval, or used the more frequent 6,000km interval. My own inclination is to use longer service interval which should be around every 10-12 months.
I've been very happy with my V-Strom 650. I'm a returning rider and one of my earlier bikes was a KLR650 (1990 Tengai). Have added OEM heated grips, luggage, crash bars, hand guards, centre stand, Quad Lock for IPhone, and a lower cowl.