I bought my 2002 DL1000 a few years back with the idea being able to do two up riding comfortably and also being able to go on trips. Then I had my first kid and now have a second one on the way. The Strom has been doing a lot of sitting, but I now want to bring it back into service as a commuter. I have no doubt that the Strom will last a very long time, parts are cheap and maintenance intervals are decent. Also, the engine is a beast! Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on your perspective, I have owned a number of high performance bikes in the past and I find the suspension/handling to be a bit disappointing. I recently did the Nissin brake upgrade and it has improved braking, but I may need to upgrade the pads to see a bigger difference. Poking around the forum, there are a number of upgrades that I could do to improve the handling, and while I enjoy turning a wrench, the costs do add up. So my question is, for those of you who have spent the money on the upgrades and have the Strom as your only bike, have the upgrades made you happy with the overall performance of the bike? I see a lot of guys on here have or came from BMW’s and I’m sure there are guys who have owned Ducati’s, like me. I live in Florida, so the performance aspect is more for safety than for track day type stuff. Let me know your thoughts.