Hey Frank - and all other viewers,
You're right about the slip-on foam grips. I have a set on my Honda VFR800 that will be "migrating" to the Versys in about a week.
You sure don't have to apologize to me for riding anything that you enjoy riding. When I'm out and about, regardless of what I'm riding (Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, whatever) I wave to other riders . . . including folks on bicycles, scooters, skateboards, pogo sticks or whatever else gets them to where they want to go AND makes them grin along the way. As far as I'm concerned, life is much too short for any kind of "snobbery" at all.
ASAP, I'll post a photo of me with my Versys and Denise with her MP3. Just promise me that you won't suppress any of the laughter that will bubble up when you see it!