Welcome from Moosehead Lake, Maine. Similar story here - I'm now 74 and have been riding since around 1963. It all began with a Cushman Super Eagle all those years ago and it's been a grand journey since.
My assortment of machines has included: a Harley 750 flathead, Suzuki GS450, 850 Norton Commando Interstate, Kawasaki 250 cruiser, Suzuki GS750, Norton Commando 750 Production Racer, BMW R100CS Final Edition (limited edition of the last two valve airheads), Moto Guzzi V50 III, Suzuki T500J, Kymco Xciting 500, Suzuki S40 Boulevard, Honda CTX700, BMW K75S, Suzuki TU250X, BMW G310R, Can AM Spyder RT-L, Can Am Spyder RT Limited, and, of course, a Versys 650 - a 2008 Gen One in, what else, brilliant red. Don't tell anyone else but it's the fastest color. I may have overlooked one or two but at my age that's allowed.
If I had to select just one or two of the entire bunch it would be the Versys and something else. The Versys because I believe it's an almost perfect all around machine, The something else depends on where I am and what I intend to do - go touring, puddle around, ride the twisties, or just profile. Well OK, it's a little hard to profile at 74 but I can still live the dream, can't I? Especially with a dark face shield!