2012-09-06 03:57:51+0000
  • Make:
  • Suzuki
  • Model:
  • V-strom DL 650
  • Year:
  • 2012
  • Owned:
  • Yes

This is my current ride, which I picked up at the end of October after returning from Afghanistan. It's got the Explorer package, which adds SW- Motech crash bars and AluTraX panniers and a topcase - they're not mounted in this picture because I took it just after winterizing it before the cover went on.

I had planned a trip from Halifax to Arizona on it but Hurricane Sandy crashed those plans, maybe next year.

Current plans for it: Adding an SW-Motech GPS mount under the windshield, I just haven't purchased it yet, a centrestand (why they're not stock is beyond me), a proper bash plate (if for no other reason than to provide a jack point, and because the oil filter location is daft, and that's probably really it. The panniers give me enough load carriage either to carry my camera gear and a lunch, or really, probably everything I'd need for a multi-day expedition if I don't need camping gear. I'm loving this bike.

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