The centerstand will not work on lowered V-Strom 650's.
This stand is designed to be a work stand. It is not a ride off stand. This is not a question of strength, it is a question of safety (when riding off). The side stand MUST be deployed to extend or retract the center stand. We say that so you will not damage the springs.
Installation of the centerstand reduces overall ground clearance by about 1.5" unless you have a skid plate (which already reduces clearance by about that same amount). However, the foot kick is tight and close to the swingarm so cornering clearance isn't reduced. Riders will hit their pegs or panniers before contacting the centerstand.
Why do some manufacturer's centerstands have separate models for the 2012 year? This is because other manufacturers use the rubber bumper on the bottom of the '04-'11 models as a stop, and have a different part for the '12+ bikes. Our centerstand uses its own stop and does not rely on the rubber bumper as a stop.
Our centerstand is compatible with the SW-Motech skidplate.
this product is not compatible with the V-Strom 1000 and we are not planning on making a stand for that unit.