Hello to Everyone. Wished I started riding years ago. Took MSF course last fall and it was suggested to me I start small and being that I am 6-04 a Kawasaki KLX250SF proved to be a good fit for me. Put 1925 miles on that bike between last fall and this spring (live in Massachusetts) and decided it was time to move up. Traded the 250 which is a terrific bike in and got a new 2009 Versys end of April and have put 280 miles on it. Love this bike as well.