Well I got my Versys two weeks ago after looking for eather a wee strom or V for six months. My first bikes were yamahas, a DS7 and then a 500. (EX500?) after the yammis it was on to the power era. a Suzuki 1000 and then a 1100G. What a motor! Now I'm in a kawi era. A KLR 650 fun but no power and finally my Versys. A great all a rounder. enough power, able to handle a dirt road, and maneuverable in small spaces. I think I'll be happy for awhile! My brother (who owns a green KLR650 ) clams when they come out with a green versys it will be faster than the rest of the colors.