Hi, my name is Micah. I am 45 years old. Started riding motorcycles in my late 30's. I have owned 3 cruisers. This is my first Adventure bike. After riding cruisers I thought couldn't anything ride any better. I was shocked when I got on this 2013 Versys 650. The rider position on the bike was a lot different than I was used to. This bike handles like a dream. As soon at the wheels make a 1/2 turn this thing is setting up level. Perfectly balanced. The engine lugs at 3000 rpm and below but once you get above that you better hang on. The bike is rather tall, I can't sit on the bike flat footed. I'm on my tip toes which is not bad considering the bike is very light and I can walk it around without any troubles. It handles the twisties like a sport bike. No regrets what so ever. Love the bike. Just wonder why I don't see more of them on the road.