I'm an old guy (69) returning to riding after a hiatus of about 10 years. Like many others, I Have had a number of bikes over the years, such as Honda CBR600, BMW K75, Honda Hawk, Suzuki Bandit 1200, and Triumph Bonneville, and some other I can't remember. Just bought on 09 Versys to get back into riding. Took a test ride and it seems like a great cycle for someone with nothing to prove, who just enjoys riding. I was seriously considering a Honda VC700, but it just seemed a little to Honda-ish.
Great forum; have already learned a lot.