I agree, BUT being 5'6" the vstrom wasn't a good fit.I am sorry, if state to state riding is more than once a year then do yourself a favor and stick with the Vstrom, it is made for this. It will be very fun still. I honestly can do canyon carving almost as fast on a Vstrom as on a SV. The Sv does look sexyer but the Vstrom is a great bike
I've ridden my buddy's and had to one leg it when
coming to a stop. It has the longer dog bones to
lower it as well.