I was in the market for an adventure bike. I already have a DRZ400s and an Intruder 1500LC. I wanted something that I could take motorcycle camping to anywhere I desired. The Vstrom 1000 seems to fit the bill. Found a 2008 with 10K miles and just bought it Saturday. Took it out for first real ride today after work and man am I in love. Power, handling, comfort..all the things I was looking for. No crash bars, bash plate, aux light, things I think I want to add first. Not sure about what bars and bash plate to get, so many choices... Looking forward to reading and discussing all things VStrom!