Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sandy, Ore. USA
Comments about my Strom in campgrounds
I just got back from a 6-day trip to Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon, and spent much of the trip camping. I'd pull into a state campground and begin unpacking my DL650 (Givi V46 top case, E41 side cases, and a waterproof duffel and tent strapped to the passenger seat) and make camp. I was surprised how many other campers would come up and comment about how much 'stuff' I was able to carry on my bike.
One lady, who looked like she was in her mid to late 60s, told me my bike was pretty. I said, "Well, I'd say it definitely looks 'functional' but I personally wouldn't describe it as pretty. It doesn't have any chrome on it all." She said, "Well, I've been riding Harley's for over 20 years and _I_ think your bike is pretty!"
She elaborated and said that her husband doesn't ride, but she does, and that she's ridden many bikes but mostly Harleys. She was very impressed by how much I could carry and at how efficient the bike looked. "I bet you could ride that bike pretty much anywhere," she said.
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650, "The Grey Mule"
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750, "Shoot to Thrill" (sold 2017)
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