Interesting post. I guess with the simplicity of the Zero and considering you don't need to make a long trip anywhere, it's a good choice. I hate to see anyone have to let go of a V Strom though, they are such remarkable bikes and the most bang for the buck of any bike out there in that class. Glad you are back at work, that must give you a little comfort. Enjoy that new one and let us know how you like it.