Thanks Scrivens. Perfect comparo. I feel the same way about the Bings and adjustment. Although easily worked-on, I feel that I'd rather be riding than tweaking. And I agree with the brakes, etc, etc. New technology would be fun.
I'll keep ya'll posted on the test ride.
Oh yeah, if it's not just about the ergonomics go with the strom.
Fuel injection, is just start the motor and ride off normally. No hesitations, no bogging, no real warm up.
Stock strom brakes are light years ahead of the ATE junk that's on my R90, and I've even upgraded to twin ATE's and a new master. Go with blairs brackets and 4 pot pistons, and you'll feel like you're getting a hernia trying to squeeze the lever on your beemer.
Suspension is a huge imrpovement over the Beemer, and the strom suspenders are still considered average for todays tech. Add some racetech cartridge emulators and uprated springs front and rear and the strom is on a different planet.
Suzuki Frame was designed without the hinge in the middle of your rubber cow. Rigid frame ads so much stability, you'll think something is broken when you get back on the Beemer.
6 speed transmission is smooth as silk, and much more forgiving if you find yourself in the wrong gear when rolling on the throttle out of the apex. Quick bang it down with no protesting at all.
Much better selection of rubber for the strom, and I'm steadily getting spoiled by tubeless tires, usually being very easy to plug on the side of the road. My last repair I only lost 5 psi while pulling and plugging the nail.
That said, I still ride my BMW and still love riding it. It makes me appreciate the advances in tech on my Strom, but the Beemer has character out the wazoo. The Beemer is so much harder to ride spiritedly, but when you get it right, with gear selection, line choice, brake point, it's very rewarding.
Two great bikes..