Stopped over to say hello to the guys at Altrider.com yesterday. They had sold me a few items for the versys. They were really impressed with the Versys and the customizing of my bike. They have every adventure touring machine in their office including the new Tenere. We agree the versys has everything these larger bikes have and offers. However,if someone comes out with a shaft drive 800cc, that will be the bike of choice. I think Triumph has one coming. However, the V still makes me very satified. No need to get excited about anything else.