For some of you this is a casual sportbike! For me, its a pickup that loves the canyons. With the Caribou Cases (mine is the poster bike for the Versys mounts) I have not only rectangular storage space, but a platform to tie an oil rig on top of the bags and rear seat! And I have; from boards, guns, boxes and on and on, all at @50 mpg. The bags come off quickly, but why would you remove the bed of a pickup if you were going for a canyon jaunt?? Your use may vary, but at 28k and rolling, I love the looks of my little red pickup; its convenient, economical, and exciting.
I do have an SUV and a Conversion Van, but what's the fun in that? They sit a lot about 9 months of the year.
Krazo - ride every day there's traction!