Hey everybody, I'm almost the proud owner of a new 2011 v-strom 650 abs. I'm scheduled to pay for and get all the paperwork done tomorrow and drive off with it. I have to say I'm really excited, this is my first bike off of my previous starter bike: a 2001 virago 250. I'm 6' 1'' and I think this bike will be a great fit for me ( I was told that I made the virago look tiny, and i've had trouble getting it over 55mph). It's great to find a forum for fellow strom enthusiasts. I'm happy to be here!