Bought a new 2008 Versys today! Wasn't planning on buying a bike this year, just planning on getting motorcycle license (driven a dirt bike for years), but after reading all the reviews on this bike I couldn't resist. I've only riden about 20kms so far but I am completely impressed so far. Can't wait to get some good weather and get out on the bike again. Great job with the forum, look forward to reading the stories and sharing some as well!