I went from bland to bland-er. My Vee could be a hoot with the torque of the v twin. If the VStrom is the Subaru (does almost anything, but excels at nothing), my Tenere is the John Deere. Chug, chug, chug. Maybe I should disable the traction control... I see another VStrom in my future. probably a 650 as age and arthritis creep up on me.