I am looking at the V-strom as a replacement for my current bike, a Kawi ZRX 1100. I'm hooked on the sound and power of a twin, and have been looking for a way to get back on a 90degree V since I got rid of my '99 Honda SuperHawk a couple of years ago. I'm only about 5'7", with pretty short arms and legs, so a stretched- out bike like a SH or Aprilia Falco is just brutal for me, especially riding around in traffic. My absolute ideal bike would be a superhawk with a 5-gallon gas tank, and about 1.5" closer bars. A Ducati ST4S fits my ideal bike description pretty well, but I haven't robbed a bank lately, and I want a low-maintenance, reliable bike. I thought about a TL1000s streetfighter, but I like to put in 2000mile trips now and then. What do you think, stommers: is there a way to make a V-strom work for a stubby guy like me? Do you think 110 rear wheel horsepower is possible without internal engine mods? (By the way, if you're going to suggest the SV1000, don't bother. I can't stand the way they look, no matter how hard I try, and the 'S' model has a worse riding position than my SuperHawk.