On the verge of purchase...
I recently sold a 1981 Honda CX500C and I desperately need a new ride. I think the V-strom is the bike for me but, sadly, I have yet to sit on one. Of course, 09's are no longer on the floor and 11's won't arrive until December.
The thought of waiting two months (i.e., until December) to decide if I should consider other bikes is killing me. Thus, I am hoping that someone local (Chapel Hill / Carrboro, NC) would be willing to meet up with me and... ahem...let me sit on their bike.
I am 5'9, 160lbs and I am considering both the 650 and 1000 (God save me. This sounds like a dating ad).
I promise not to pester you to let me drive it and I won't show up to sit on your bike wearing butt-less chaps. But I'll probably will say 'vroom vroom'.
Kind (or just plain willing) souls can email me at
thegreatp00dlepuff [at] gmail [dot] com