I had a GSX1250FA for a year. As I recall it was $11,000 out the door with factory side cases and top rack. My intent was to set it up as a 2-up tourer.
I had no problems with the mechanics. Plenty of power and smooth as a turbine. I really liked the amount of torque the engine put out. Got 40 - 48 mpg.
Problem was the seat is only 24" long. Not much room to move around with a passenger and we could not get comfortable on it, even with a Sargent seat. I'm also pushing 60 and have mild arthritis in the knees so I need something with a more relaxed riding position. We sold it and will be looking for a replacement when the weather improves.
2012 Suzuki DL1000 VStrom
FPD Ret., USN Ret.
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