Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: plymouth, michigan
The 650 is no sportbike, but it's very much fun on a twisty turny road. I did upgrade my brake pads to HH style, Fork Brace, and am running Metzeler Tourance Next tire - both changes really make the bike much more capable on the street, especially the tires where these in particular really shape up the handling feel.
I rarely drag footpeg feelers, but I'm more into casual twisties instead of full on white knuckling. That said, the Vstrom is a lonnnnngggg bike, with a lot of stability, yet it handles very lightly - it really shouldn't handle as good as it does.
You'll have fun on this bike in the twisties, just don't force this mule to run like a racehorse.
You're back will thank you.
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