Ever since I purchased my V-Strom I have been bothered by the frightening appearance of the OEM mirrors. They reminded me of the antennae of a grasshopper. I tried bar-end mirrors - - nice and streamlined but images are too small and they are out of my normal viewing angle. I looked at many mirrors on other people's bikes and, at best, they were slight improvements.
Then, one day, I had a friend bring his Harley Soft Tail to my house and suddenly I knew the solution to my mirror anxiety. He had small chrome mirrors that had a stock made to resemble a flame.
I searched the internet and found that most of these fancy mirrors cost >$60 each. But, finally, I found a vendor in Hong Kong selling 2 flaming mirrors for $22. I doubted their quality but for $22 I would not lose much if they were crappy. As it happens, they are quite nice. Note, also, that the mirrors are attached to mirror extenders
As you scrutinize the photos that I included, I'm sure that your first thought is, "They are too small to see anything behind." Well, it's true, the OEM mirrors do show considerably more - - they show 6 lanes of traffic, a large chunk of the sky and, perhaps, a small part of your shoulder. In this case, more is not better - - who needs to see the sky ???
My new flaming, chrome mirrors show all the essential information needed and, in addition, the mirrors themselves are tinted very slightly blue which I find pleasant. I do not know if they will help decrease buffeting since I never had that problem on any bike. Now I must apply 10 coats of wax so they do not start peeling the chrome plating.