I've decided to part with my 9er.
It has only 5000 miles on it.
Completely stock except for integrated tail light, Honda flyscreen, and rear rack.
Immaculately maintained. Only drop was in the driveway!
We just got a new Ducati dealership in Indy, was up there last week salivating over the beautiful Italian rides in the showroom. They had a Monster 695 demo with 600 miles on it for about $7000, looked like what used to be called the Monster Dark, all blacked out with 919 style flat black paint. Cool bike!
I do have to say that our little 599 is a blast as well, but I guess if I were going to buy something new and unique, it would be the Ducati.
Sorry to hear of your V -Strom woes, we sold a boat load of them and have had noone wit hany problems other than no time to ride !
It just so happens you know a great almost local dealership that will help you out in anyway --