Cyclewise Ducati-Vermont celebrated the arrival of meteorological spring and the new Suzuki VStrom last Friday night at Two Brothers Tavern in Middlebury. Partygoers got free food, drinks and the spinning of DJ Benno to get them in the mood for warmer weather and the end of the winter that wasn’t.
The 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS is not really an all-new model. Rather, the bike builds on what worked previously and improves important features like suspension, motor and ergonomics. The bike has a narrower seat that should help shorter riders reach the ground. The bike is definitely the best looking V-Strom to date, with a restyled tank, relocated turn signals, hot copper color and modified exhaust position.