Ignore this post. I need a place to host these pictures because I’m trying to sell the bike. I’ve had a hankering to try something adventure-sport oriented that can occasionally go offroad and have my eye on a nicely-farkled V-Strom 650 that’s for sale pretty close to my house.

By the way, the bike DOES have baffles. I’m not of the “loud pipes save lives” mindset. Loud pipes may save lives but they also cause politicians to create new laws that none of us like.

Also note that even though one of my ‘beats’ for this blog is the first time rider, this bike is most definitely NOT for first time riders. It’s a 2300 CC beast that requires an experienced pilot. I’ve actually gotten criticism for this: “You have a blog for first time riders and ride a Rocket III??? WTF???”