I finally pulled the trigger....traded the Bandit for a Versys and I couldn't be more pleased. I hit the mountains friday after picking up the V on thursday. What a great little bike! I think I found what I've been looking for. My favorite bike was my Speed Triple, but she was KIA by a doofus doing a U-turn on a small mountain road. I can't keep my knee bent for long periods any more. (2 surgeries so far) This bike has the comfort of my Vstrom with the handling of my Speed Triple...perfect! I plan to install a 16t front sprocket, PCIII and a 2 bros exhaust. I hope to ride with some of you guys soon!