For me it would be seat height... the DRZ-250 is 35.0" and the DR650 is 34.1", while this new Vstrom 250 is only 31.1", making it also a good beginner adventure bike.This makes absolutely no sense. Why in gods name would anyone in the U.S. want this when you could get a DRZ or DR which would outperform it by a long shot.
Ya know I thought the exact same thing, but you know that the japs really do their homework when it comes to who wants to buy what. So I have decided that it is aimed at an entirely different group of folks, and that is a good thing, at least as far as profit margins go. And some young folks will have a nice little bike that they can afford and handle.Ugh.......why?