Hi all. Just picked up my red 2011 V last week. It's been calling to me for months, and now it's finally in my garage. I've been riding for a little over a year, commuting the 30 miles every day on my 500R. While a fun bike, it's shortcomings have grown apparent, and it's time to move on up to something better. Already loving the V's suspension, smoothness, and sound. No longer does it sound like I'm riding on the angry mutant child of a lawn mower and sewing machine!