Thanks! I think you're right about the OEM tank pad. Going to get something lengthier.No, I didn't. In Australia it's $80 which is insane. It also looks silly because it's really short to avoid covering the warning stickers. If you take the warning stickers off it will look silly.
I bought an aftermarket one. You can see mine in my review video;
2012 Suzuki DL650A Vstrom - Review, first impressions - YouTube