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.