I've drooled over V Stroms for some time myself. Finally got into a position to buy one, and recently picked up a 2007 Wee. I love it, and just got home from a 900 mile run through Yellowstone and the Beartooth. Fantastic bike. Funny while we were on a 200 mile run of all dirt, we met up with a couple fellers from Colorado, one on a KLR and one on a DR650. They were on the way to Canada. They were perfectly happy on those bikes, doing mostly dirt on the Divide trail. At the moment I figured I'd be happy if I were on my DR. But, on day 3 when we had nearly 400 miles to ride home, the V Strom was the bike to be on. I'll be keeping and loving both.