I have now found information on the V Strom 250. Again they have shortened the gearing which now hit Max Power at 8,000 revs not 8,500 as for the GW250. Top speed is just 136KPH which is only just slower than the GSR250R which hit just 4 KPH more, probably because the rider cold get down on the Tank. Seems like WE got the best deal being able to hit 151 KPH. Not a great deal better but on a decent trip out, I am sure it would feel better.