Hello From NOLA
I have spent the better part of the past week pouring over this site and the Versys threads at Adventure Rider. As a bit of a forum junkie I feel like I am qualified to say that this one is among the best on the web.
Unless something goes terribly wrong, I am picking up a lightly used blue 09 tomorrow morning. I am pretty excited about it. I have owned a LOT of different bikes in the past. Ergonomically, I heavily favor the D/S configuration that the Versys has. The high wide bars and tall seat just feel right to me.
Once I come off probation I'll probably pick your brains on a few topics. FWIW my name is Paul...my screen name is my name spelled backwards. There's a story behind that. I may tell it one day.