Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
I categorize accessories into convenience, comfort and function/safety. All are fairly personal choices, like picking the bike you ultimately buy to begin with.
If I consider the bike reasonably functional and safe as manufactured, I am going to add convenience farkles first (tank bag right off), comfort second, and function (e.g., crash bars, etc.) last. But that's just me. Others have their own priorities. Another way to look at it is a V-Strom needs all the things you think any bike might do well to have, like a centerstand. Much will be based on your previous habits and how you will use this bike. I'd consider, ride, and reconsider.
06 V-Strom DL650