I have an 07 DL650 that I recently acquired, and I thought about getting lowered foot pegs, but on my KLR the brackets hung down below the frame so I removed them in fear of smacking them on rock or something. Do you see this being an issue for the Strom?
Yes I do. However the additional legroom outweighs the lower clearance. When in rocky or rutted terrain I am usually going slow and in 1st gear so I am already super cautious and the lower clearance is less of an issue.
I've got one too- 2013. Just got back from a 2300 mile trip through central Nevada, about 400 miles on dirt roads, the bike did great. I love having a bike that you can cruise all day on the highway at 80 mph then bump along dirt roads all while carrying a bunch of camping gear and getting about 46 mpg.