Don't own a V yet but I've spent a lot of time on here in the last month. Had it narrowed down to a v 650, a vstrom 650, or a bandit 1250. It was really just a matter of which one I found a deal on first. A couple have gotten away from me but I've got an 09 on the line and hoping to reel it in Saturday. It's a cl deal though so I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully it works out though and then I'll be on here a lot more. Thanks!