Howdy.A little about my M/C life. First off I cant believe i am back on a 650.Its hard to admit how smooth riding the Versys 650 twin is, Lovin this Scoot.I began my life on two wheels at the age of 12 that was when i was strong enough to pull in the clutch on my Pointer 90cc with rotary shift.You see i grew up in a family of flat trackers here in Eastern washington.My Brothers both older then i raced on local tracks all around washington and Idaho. I remember when good old Bob Knievel had his bike shop in Moses Lake and did daredevil shows at the local races.Thru the years we all became AMA Experts and earned enough points to buy Harley 750's.The triumphs were our mainstay in the early years along with the Bultacos for the short tracks.In the late 70's i lost my interest in flat track and moved on over the the road racing scene.I raced 550 production class, 750 production class and both 550 and 750 modified.Then moved up to superbike.At the age of 38 i hung up my helmet and just rode cross country in the dirt for a few years for fun.i thought i was done with motorcycles a few years back but one day i just got the itch again and bought a 1600 Vulcan for something to putt around on.I sold the Vulcan about three years ago and figured i was done till they thru dirt on my face .Just last week i was sitting around the house and thought it would be fun to go ride so i started looking at Craigslist and thought a sport touring bike would be fun.the Concourse perked my interest and i did a lot of research on the bike.I liked a lot of what i read but the weight o the bike, High octane demand and the fact that they ate tires did no appeal to me.I saw the Versys and thought hey is the bike i am looking for.fast enough to maintain Hwy speed,Smooth,easy on 87 octane and only one down fall --Chain drive LOL. I have to laugh as i road and raced chain drive bikes all my life.Long story long i bough or stole a 2008 with 5000 miles on it with a ton of mods and i love this thing.Its like riding my 450 KTM on the street.Well that's my story i am now 68 years old and still scootin.i like this site and have found some great info here so I am thanking all of the members here for sharing and supporting the Versys. Ill add some input where and when i feel i have something relevant and helpful.thanks for having me as a member, Appreciate it.