Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA 85024
I bought one the end of March and put over 15,000 miles on it in 3 months including an Iron Butt 100 CCC and a trip to the Canadian Rockies. I traded a Bandit 1200S and although the Bandit is a bit more of a hooligan bike the V-Strom is far more comfortable and vibration free. Once you learn to trust the tires it corners very well. No problems in 16,000 miles, 4 of 8 valves were slightly tight at the 15,000 mile check. This bike has truely exceeded my expectations.