I'm a part time QLD rider out of Cairns. Have a KLR650 there and a 2010 Vstrom ABS here.
Should be an excellent bike for you.
Super stable on the highway and off pavement.
Not something I'd single track with but forest trails and outback with streams it's fine.
I'd look at Heidenau for tires for both wear and good on or off road performance.
Downside is some noise and not really canyon carving tires.
But I put 20,000 km on a set from last Oct to June and they still had road worthy tread ( I figure 50% left )
Centre stand lowers clearance and adds weight.
Madstat windscreen bracket the best farkle of all which many will agree with.
I prefer a Beadrider to the Airhawk.....many end with a third party seat anyway....I use the BR with my Terry Adcox.
Loads of farkles for the Wee.
This looks to be a decent set up with good farkles not far from you.
Suzuki DL650A VStrom | Motorcycles | Gumtree Australia Caloundra Area - Little Mountain | 1083400555
BarkBuster Hand guards.
*Motech Crash bars.
*Motech Bash plate.
*Motech Centre stand..
*Adjustable Lowering kit fitted (Set to Standard Height).
*Motech Evo lockable removable rack fitted for Givi luggage⁄panniers.
*Givi Top Box with backrest and luggage Rack
*K&N Air filter.
*Givi Touring Screen and original supplied
You'll find it much more agile than the ST ( I had ST1100 ) and you can move on to off pavement and not even slow down.
Too much fun.