I have a '04 and I'm absolutely delighted with it.
One thing that I miss when I'm fully packed is 20 more HP. Overtaking gets a little bit hard when riding with pillion and luggage, but nothing to be worried about, as long as you know you will need longer overtakes!
And the best points: reliability and value for money!!
1990 Suzuki GS 500 E
2003 Suzuki GS 500
2004 Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom
2005 Yamaha XT 660 R
Hello from Spain!