Bought a pristine 2008 red Versys two weeks ago. Had a Wee Strom (too top heavy, long and ugly). Still have a "motard touring" DR650 Suzuki and KTM 200-EXC. Always looking for fun riding partners. I participate in an annual summer 2K to 3K (in a week) ride with a small, very loosely organized group of "tourists", ages 17 to 60, mixed group of bikes and riders. A nice couple saw us on a ferry boat and asked us if we were "Wild Hogs" and said "I've seen this movie." Our reply was "it's more like Dogs" and the name stuck ("Wild Dogs...sort of"). No colors but we do have laser cut logos (optional), on our bike luggage and helmets. Been riding 43 years, raced MX 10 years. I may have been fast but I got over that. It's all about fun, wide open spaces and interesting places. Of course, personalizing the bike is paramount. The only basic thing the Versys doesn't come with is an accurate speedo and a comfortable seat but then what sporty motorcycle does? Both fixable. Looking forward to hearing from, meeting and riding with others from this forum. Cheers!