Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Abbotsford, BC CANADA
What's the combined weight of you and your riding partner? Where do you want to ride (roads, trails)?
For instance, if the combined weight of you and your riding partner are 400+ lbs, and then you've got another 50lbs of gear to pack, and you will be riding 100% on-road, the V-Strom might not be an ideal choice for long-distance comfort. You may want to consider something like a Honda ST 1100/1200, or a Kawasaki Concours, or even a touring bike. Just something to consider...
Then again... if you're both 5' 8" and 160lbs, ignore what I said
K5 DL1000 - Farkles: Adv Moto Bashplate, GIVI Engine Guards, MagStad, Cee-Bailey's Windshield, OEM Centerstand, OEM Gel Seat, Tank Bra, SW-MOTECH Chain Guard, Chain Oiler, HT SU Rack and Panniers
Previous Bikes: '98 Valkyrie Standard; '82 Aspy; '98 KLR650; '97 Valkyrie Tourer; '97 VT1100C; '82 KZ750E1