I am a new rider and very much interested with the V-Strom 650. I need some advise I am a newbie and this is going to be my first bike if ever I buy it next week. Questions would this be a good first bike I have not riden a bike for almost 10 yrs but a couple of months ago I tested a Yamaha Fz6 and got my interest in riding a motorcyle once again. I do like the V-strom due to its dual functionality and would like to ride it to work and use it on weekend trips. At this point I need your suggestions mainly because most of you are expierienced riders than I am. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..