I currently own a 2008 Vstrom 650 and a 2012 Vstrom 1000. I ride year round. I only drive if it’s snowing or freezing rain or the temp is below 12 degrees. I wear heated gear. I’ve been riding 33 years since I was15. My first motorcycle was a 1980 Suzuki rm 80. Imon my third Strom. I bought a new storm in 2008. I rode 48k miles with no problems but basic service. I traded that in for a 2012 Vstrom 1000 I bought in 2013. I now have 44k miles. I had the ECU recall. Other wise bike is rock solid. Three years ago I picked up a another 2008 650 with 10k miles. I now have 23 k miles with no issues. I rode Vstrom’s for over 100k mlies with never a break down.