Hey everybody. I currently ride a 2012 Xt250, Ive owned it around 14 months and have put close to 4800 miles on it. I've found it to be a good learner bike, nice and light. Its shortcomings are really showing anymore though. Small tank, lack of power for highway riding etc. I'm strongly considering a Vstrom. I'm 5'8" 175lbs 30" inseam. I've sat on one a few times and felt comfortable enough on it. I like to ride back country roads, some gravel, secondary highways, and commute. My wife would also like to ride pillion some eventually also. Does a Vstrom 650 sounds like it fits the bill?