Greetings forum members. Hope this first post makes it through, as I've been lurking on the forum for a couple of weeks. I have been riding same bike for 9 years, and this February traded in my black (and very chromed-out) '03 Honda Spirit 1100 for a nice metallic red '11 Versys. I've rung up about 550 miles since, and expect to be changing the oil & filter by this weekend. It has been a challenge trying to keep the revs < 4K, as I'm a big believer in adhering to the break-in. I ride highway on the evening commutes, so 4K is a slowish 55mph. I've found the V to have pleasant amt of pickup at the 3K part of the power band. Performed first oil change at 100 mi (not the filter) and replaced the OEM oil with Mobil1 10w40. Come this weekend, will be replacing with Valvoline 4T motorcycle 10w40 synth and a Walmart Supertech ST7317 filter. My Honda Spirit was solid machine, truly maint-free, outside of the tires, o & f. I chose to change mostly for the more-std riding ergo of the V. The bike is indeed a good fit for me, and have no problem with the 33-in seat height. Enjoy your Spring riding season, all.