Thought I’d give this thread a bump - no posts since April? I figure you’re all out riding or have traded your Stornellos for V85’s. Hope it’s the former. I came very close to buying a Stornello last year, even started collecting some upgrade parts before I bought the bike and then I got distracted and didn’t buy it. One of the reasons I didn’t buy it was the sort of old school suspension and mediocre reviews of the suspension and also the underperforming motor, on paper at least. I was leaning towards a Desert Sled. After a Stornello test ride, the suspension seemed at least adequate for my purposes, I know upgrades are available, and the power also seemed OK. All in all a surprisingly fun bike to ride. And, an absolutely beautiful bike. Not sure what the point of this post is, just that Stornello’s are showing up on the used market and I’m looking their way again.