..colour finally yesterday. Rode over 700 km from the dealer and didn't arrive tired at all,
arse was very good after 12 hour in saddle, very impressive. Range is fantastic, over 500 km on tank!
that's what I like
Suspension a little on firm side, probably need to adjust preload more.
Handling is excellent, very nimble bike. The real gem though is the engine, what a fun motor to ride
and listen to
it revs happily in every gear damn it
also didn't have yet so precises gearbox on any bike , it's just perfect.
I'm 185cm/ 6.1 and I feel a bit of buffeting on top on my helmet, maybe I get wind defector.
TBH I had some cold feet once I paid down payment, should I have gotten 1000cc version instead but
I think I did right. There is plenty of power for passing etc plus torque seems to be quite good as well,
since I could crawl and walking speed without any problem. I am surprised how good v-strom 650 throttle control
is - far better then on my honda, yamaha or tested earlier dL1000.
No jerkiness at low revs of any kind, rolling off from the revs then engine braking and back on the throttle seamless!
Never used before stock tyres but bridgestone batlax adventure were very good and safe even in rain.