Hello, I am from Vancouver Island B.C. Canada. I have been riding about 7 years(after not riding since I was a teen on my Honda 185 TwinStar). I just traded my07 KLR for a 2012 Versys last Saturday. The yellow and black one. So far I absolutely love it!. I also loved my KLR, but I screwed my back jumping my trail bike. Trying to keep up with my kid actually!. I needed a smoother ride with less vibration than the KLR and had been admiring the Versys for the last few years. I test road one and was sold. The upright positioning makes it very comfortable for me and the sciatic nerve tolerates the ride much better than the KLR, which are notorious for their vibration. What a fun bike so far. I am adding the touring windshield and colour matched Givi bags hoping to do a little touring. This forum has been a great source of information for me. It helped out my buying decision a lot. Thanks for contributions. And thanks for letting a mid life crisis fighter like me in your group. I hope I can contribute something for u all sometime!. Cheers and good riding!.