Defying the Collective ... for now.
Today the V-Strom that was spotted was ... MINE.
A fellow walked all the way across the parking lot to watch me load some bulky purchases onto the rear seat and luggage rack.
He reported that his main ride is an old BMW, and it currently has a faulty bearing somewhere in its transmission. He also has a KLR650. It seems he has two bikes to look after instead of one V-Strom.
He said he goes out of his way to chat with V-Strom owners on the rare occasions when he sees one parked. Every Strom owner has reported great pleasure with the bike. I was no exception.
It seems that we, V-Strom owners in general, are the new Borg. Associating with us gets other riders assimilated. I replied that resistance was futile, and he said that he had been noticing its diminishing effect for some time.