Just returned from the sportbike west rally in kelowna on my new Suzuki V-Strom.
traded my dr650 in because none of my riding buddies had dirt bikes.
- The V-strom is a fantastic bike !
even during break-in (under 7000 rpm), the roll-on accelleration is incredible. My brother brought his new FJR 1300 Yamaha and the V-strom rolls out pretty good even compared to the FJR, which might be short for -----ing jet rocket. Both bikeS got approx 55 mpg Canadian gallons) withunder 1500 miles on the odo.
The handling of the v-strom is amazing, on tight corners. I am not a knee dragging racer, so the wide, upright bars and compliant suspension just flat works on bumpy roads.
more impressions to follow as the kilometres pile on