I just joined a few days ago so I could contact a member that was selling his 2008 Versys. I was able to contact him, bought the bike today and brought it home. I just got back from a good long ride. It's an excellent bike, nicely farkled. It was an excellent painless transaction. The bike will need new tires next season and I may need to lower the pegs a bit to better fit my long legs but that can be doing over the winter.