i have had my '08 strom for 18 months and put 32k on it.
i have had a 955i tiger and still think the BRG green tiger is the best looking bike i have ever owned.
the things that made me sell it were: upgrade in fuel (89 or 91)
gas mileage - usually about 42mpg
me- no self control
it's hard to think of a bike that will do all the strom does as efficently.
good wind protection
and a comfy (russle) seat
when the bike gets 100k i think i will look around again, and probubly get a 2014 vstrom 650
to ignore the facts does not change the facts