The Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 - from the factory, the bike has no merit for true adventure.
When I entered the adventure motorcycling scene last year, I was seeking true adventure.
Throughout last year's sport-touring season, a problem developed, one that plagued me whenever the sky was crying - wet cargo.
The smallest changes can make all the difference when it comes to comfortable sport touring, especially at the motorcycle's controls.
And when I began my 1998 Honda VFR budget build, taller handlebars were immediately destined to be the second installation following the Sargent seat.
Upon purchasing a 1998 Honda VFR this past spring, I had one ultimate goal: build a budget sport tourer, one that will provide the comfort and power of a newer bike, but at a fraction of the cost.
Maybe you're too young. Or perhaps you are not intimately acquainted with automotive racing history. Whatever the reason, if dark and light blue stripes with red fail to make your heart go pitter-patter, you might miss the inspiration for the Ultimate MotorCycling Ducati 1098 Special.