Hey! Congrats on the new bike! I have the '17 VStrom 650XT and I love it. I did a few rallies with it and parts of the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail with it. She's a little heavy on sand, but did everything else I asked of her!
I have Kappa side panniers and a Givi top case, Dash, and 2 sets of aux lighting. I would caution you to look at your farkle power closely as extra lighting as the EEC got used up REALLY quick on my '17. I can run my heated gear on the bike with 1 set of lights, but if I turn on the other set, the bike can't produce enough power to keep the battery charged.
Besides that, it's a GREAT bike!
2017 V-Strom 650 XT