Can't believe no one has mentioned the craptastic stock V-Strom windshield. From the original '02 DL1000 through the latest 2012 DL650, they suck, suck, suck. EVERYONE has to change the windshield to make their V-Strom safe and tolerable to ride.
Seriously, it's bad. Short or tall, your head will feel like a punching bag after a mile or two at speed.
While we're at it, let's just take a moment to ponder why, after 40+ years of selling bikes in the US and Europe, NONE of the Japanese manufacturers has figured out how to build a bike with stock suspension that works if you're not an anorexic Japanese teenager.
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2002 Suzuki Vstrom DL1000, Midnight Blue
2005 Kawasaki KLR685 - Turd II.2, The ReReTurdening
"Do not crinkle your food wrappers loudly. Be considerate to others, or I will bite your torso and give you a disease."