Hi, I'm Theo from Switzerland. After a pause of 23 years (artificial hips and thinking I would never ride again) I decided last year at the tender age of 53 that I really wanted to ride again. With limited cash I started shopping around for a bike and after much research landed up with a 2009 all black Versys 650. I was incredibly nervous in the beginning and almost stopped again due to the bike dying while idling in traffic (just too low idle revs) and the incredible bar vibrations in the older models (eventually fixed with neoprene grip sleeves and HVMP bar ends), but since then I've grown to love this machine. The suitability for urban riding here in Zurich, the utter fun of riding Swiss twisties and the punchy engine. And did I say cheap?