Yeah, I'm old but I was young once and still I don't really get the obsession with speed. I rarely ride much over the posted limit, so the highest I've ever seen on my 15's speedo is about 85 while passing someone. Both the bike and I seem much happier on two-lane roads with a post 50 to 60 mph limit than on Interstates doing 65 or 70. Not only does the bike seem to handle better at 50 to 60, but I spend less time contemplating dying before and I can get my $$$ worth out of Social Insecurity.
If I'm really in a hurry to get someplace far away, I'd prefer driving a car - comfy seats, cup holders, AC/heat as needed, quiet, and a anti-collision computer to slam on the brakes far faster than I could react at 75+. And the kicker is at high speed, the Versys's gas mileage, like most cycles, sinks to very car-like numbers... Something about the v-squared thing in the old HS physics formula for Kinitic energy and an ADV bikes really lousy aerodynamics!
To me a motorcycle is all about (a) making the milk-run to the grocery store interesting or (b) exploring country and mountain roads, preferably dirt ones...