Took a DL650 V-Strom for a bit of a ride today, and have to say I'm very impressed. It is so nimble and comfy as a commuter, and handled the twisties with a lot more capability than I thought it would. I am thinking of getting one for my daily. Using the GSXR1000 as a daily I'm constantly looking at the speedo and using $10 worth of tyres per day. And with the V-Strom I found that I could find out where that dirt road went when I saw one rather than wonder. It is a bike you don't have to think about, just ride it, waiting to try out the 1000.