Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Charlottesville, VA
It is a beautiful drive, but in the summer with all the vegetation and greenery, a lot of the "scenery" is obstructed, so check out the pull-off scenic stops along the way. The best time, IMO, living here just 15 minutes away, is fall when the leaves are turning color, or have fallen, revealing all the terrain and vistas.
I personally like the Blue Ridge Parkway to the south of Skyline Drive. It is free and just as beautiful of a drive. Plus, there are some dirt roads and trails in the George Washington Forest you can take the V-Strom on.
2011 V-Strom DL650A Black w/ABS