My V-Strom 1000 is the recent beaked model, a 2015 one with the upside down forks etc. The stock suspension is great. I find myself riding over broken roads just for fun. I have been alongside other bikes with the riders holding on struggling to stay in control. I grin and open it up :-) I find myself taking the Inazuma down the crappy roads for a giggle too sometimes. The challenge is to stay on the seat!
The downside to the V-Strom is its very easy to go a little too fast if you aren't careful. Slow revving with lots of torque low down. The Inazuma feels much faster until you look at the speedo :-)