The main reason I signed up for the Adrica Twin yesterday was the suspension. Our roads here are terrible. I wanted a long travel suspension that would absorb the imperfections of the road. I even demoed a Vstrom 1000 2015 and was disappointed with the suspension, it didnt have the travel I was looking for. 9" of travel is a lot of suspension to play with. Suspensions will rarely be perfect for everyone out of the box, but having spent thousands on upgrades for my previous bikes, I can say these suspensions are really nice. If you want a sporty ride you will be disappointed, but if you're looking for comfort and something that can take you anywhere, this definitely fits the bill. If you feel the front dives too much, there's some cheap spring upgrades that will mitigate that, but using a bit of rear brake also helps keep the bike level.