I've always modded my bikes. With the sportbikes, it was all about performance and suspension mods. With this bike, it's more about making it a tourer.
I feel like I've come full circle. My first street bike in 1986 was an '82 Yamaha XS650 parallel twin. After it, came a Yamaha FZR 600, a Ducati SS SP 900, Honda CBR 929, Ducati Sportclassic, and my current trackride, an '07 gixxer 600. Now I've just bought the Versys..a 650 parallel twin!
I just see no purpose for a high power sportbike on the street any longer. Too uncomfortable for me now that I'm older. I'm going to enjoy the upright seating position of the Versys, but also the good handling. It's what made me pick it over the V-Strom 650. It's getting warmer out, and I can't wait to put miles on.