I have a DRZ and love it but have dumped a ton of money in to it and don't want to drive it into the ground as a day in day out “get to work bike”. I'm going to use the DRZ as a play bike so I need a good solid bike to get to work. If I drive into DC its 58 miles one way and the DRZ can't do that more then just once in a blue moon. The train which I take every day is 20 miles one way and 8 miles of that is over dirt roads. I plan on riding everyday rain or shine with the exception being snow (we live in the mountains). I will be going all the way downtown once or twice a week. I looked at BMW but they are too much money, hard to work on and the dealership is over an hour away. So what do you guys think of your Versy's as far a heavy use high mileage bike? Can it do hardpack dirt roads comfortably? How’s the gas mileage and last what did you guys pay out the door. It looks like it under 7000, which is in my budget. Any info on hard bags that you can lock will be helpful also. Sorry for the long first post but I have the next few days off and want to get up to speed before I hit the boys at the steelership!