Yep, 17" and 17litre tank - about 250ks range max. We did many tours on our hooligan SV1000 and an sv650 before itThere are a lot of sportbikes that make the VStrom look slow, but you won't see any of them on the gravel/dirt roads, and highly unlikely to see them out touring either, they are hooligan bikes, fun but limited purpose. The SV had 17 inch wheels right, smaller tank?
I have room in my garage for two bikes, or one bike with extra room for maintenance, so I need a bike that does it all, touring, offroad, inner city, commuting. The V2 fits this role nicely, and it is hard to beat the price point. I have yet to see anything better although I would like to get a ride on an Africa Twin one day, a shame Honda doesn't do demo bikes up here (Canada) very often.
and to be honest I do miss the sv engine , we bought the V2 for all the reasond you state great touring bike, aND we can explore dirt roads with more confidence than we could/would on the SV
I love our V2, it won me during a 2 week 5000km trip that covered hwy,dirt,backroads,forest,2 up, fully loaded and all the time comfortable,and capable. its only when I,m WOT that I think "wheres the rest of the power??" I was never game to - or needed to ride WOT on the SV1000.
Would I go back to an SV1000. No. Would I keep one as a 2nd bike? no. Do I want its engine and twin carbon fiber Yoshimura race system on the Vstrom? YES!!