So I picked up a 2009 V-Strom 650 with 58K from the dealer the other day. My rides have been 1985 Honda Nighthawk 650 (developed valve problems so I sold it to a mechanic), 2002 Suzuki GS500E (got rear ended in stop-and-go traffic, frame bent, scrapped), and 2003 Suzuki SV650 (rusted tank, rusted forks, traded in for scrap price). So far I am loving the V-Strom! Planning some upgrades: frame sliders, rear spools, hand guards, top box for sure. Maybe a skid plate and supplemental lights.