Originally Posted by enduro gorilla
Buy that Vstrom. I've ridden mine over 40k. I have rode in mud , sand, snow. ( snowed while i was at work)
Did many long days in the saddle riding well over speed limit. I rode In 100 degree weather and in 10 degree weather. I only had a starter headlight switch go bad in all that riding.
Ditto, except I've gone 55K miles on mine and it's never snowed while I was at work (though I have ridden it through snow!).
Also I think my temperature range has been more like 30F to 112F. But still. Like you, I've had a bad starter headlight switch (which mysteriously fixed itself) as my only non-tire-related mechanical issue.