Hi, I've been looking at the Vstrom 1000 with great interest the last few months. I'm 42, currently ride a Yamaha FZ8 90rwhp/50ft/lb naked bike. I live in Southern Oregon and love hitting the mountain road twisties. I would love to start touring more, which I will do on my 8, but am looking for something that really is multi use for my next purchase. I would still want a bike that excels in the twisties/corners, can keep higher freeway mph (80-90mph) without excessive buzziness, and that I can load up with gear. Looks the 1000 fits the bill. Just curious what people that have owned sport bikes feel about the 1000's prowess in the corners? I'm not looking for a track bike but would definitely still want something I could hang a bit of cheek off, and get fiesty with in corners. Also, I live in an area with a ton of fire roads. I'd really like to get into back road exploring as well, kind of mixing the two together on extended rides. Most of these roads are in pretty good shape. How do you feel the 1000 handles in dirt at low/moderate speeds? My dirt experience is nil on a bike, grew up riding 3 wheelers...apples and oranges. Any and all information is appreciated. Thanks.