Hello to the faithful. I purchased a DL650 a few weeks ago and I have never been more satisfied with a motorcycle, or pretty much any purchase I have made in years. I am totally pleased at what a great machine this is. It is comfortable, it handles superbly, has great utility, gas mileage. On and on. I added a few items including a center stand. Very necessary. And a set of mirror extenders which have made huge improvements in both rear vision and wind buffeting. But the most surprising was the addition of a fork brace. This bike is now so stable I have ridden at speeds well over highway speeds and it is very confidence inspiring. I am extremely pleased with my new V Strom, I look for reasons to go ride. I have not owned a motorcycle in over 20 years and have had many Kawasakis and Honda 1000 CC bikes in the past. This blows em away. Thanks for all the info I have found here.