I have owned both the Vstrom and the NC700XD. I lowered the Vstrom 3/4 inch and at 5'7'' it was still a little tall and top heavy with the almost 6gal tank.
I lowered the NCXD 1 3/8 inch and can almost flatfoot but it is much easier to handle because of the low center of gravity. I have commuted to work on both, The Vstrom clutch would kill my hand and wrist in stop and go traffic but the NCXD is very comfortable to commute on. I have gotten used to the DCT and realy enjoy it in all riding situations.
Just my 2 cents.