Originally Posted by JPSpen
... I'm going to be doing Street/to/dirt and trail on it....
Do not get a V-Strom to ride trail.
I have a V-Strom.
I also have two other bikes for when I want to ride trail.
Not saying that nobody has ever ridden a V-Strom down a trail. The local Suzuki dealer says he loves it when I ride my V-Strom on trail, because afterwards I come in for parts.
If you don't know what you are doing, don't buy a V-Strom for trail riding. If you do
know what you are doing, you already know not to buy a V-Strom for trail riding.