http://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au/modeldetail.php?intBikeID=173 Test rode a Vstrom today and now I see what all the fuss is about! The one I rode was a K7 and gee it was a blast, been researching them since before I got off restrictions. Don't know why I took so long to test ride one. Perfect height for me (6ft 4) comfy seat, great ergonomics. I reckon I could ride it all day long. The test bike had a Staintune on it and sounded wicked. Can't beat that Vtwin rumble! Also the ability to ride dirt roads is an added bonus, especially considering I do a fair bit of camping and such. So I have now gone off the idea of a VFR, think I got a bit excited because it was the first big bike I rode. I really think this bike will suit me much better, down to the ground actually. And at $10k ride away with free luggage, what a bargain! Now I just have to decide weather to get ABS or not. But for 500 clams extra I think I will. Still to do a bit of research on the net as the ABS has been available for a while in the US, so I will see what the Yanks have to say about it. Any thoughts on ABS? How would it go on dirt? Ps from what I have read it is a Bosch unit.