Had my first motorcycle stolen from me about a year ago while I was living in Boone, NC. I was on the verge of selling it anyway as I bought it as a bike to learn on, it was a Kawasaki Ninja 250. After lots of research and searching online I finally ended up with a 2008 V Strom 650 with ABS. Only took me about a year to replace that old bike, but I couldn't be happier with the new one. Fiance drove me to Ohio on Saturday so we could bring it back yesterday. Gotta say I didn't expect it to be so comfortable for the 500 mile trip back home. And I already got to feel the advantage of having ABS when coming to an unexpected stop in Kentucky during some moderate rain!
This website and the forums were instrumental in helping me making my final decision in the past week. I was between a KLR and this. Figured I should make an account to celebrate.
Thanks StromTrooper community!