I rode every day many years ago, it was my favorite thing. Then I rode a moped for a few years and subsequently spent years riding a bicycle. I bought a Yamaha Vino 125 scooter a few months back and it has been good but it isn't enough. After much research it came down to the V-Strom and the Versys. I had a V-Strom 650 that I tried to buy but the dealer accidentally transferred it to another store and it got snapped up. Thus I will soon be riding a new 2008 Versys which I bought online. I'm tempted to spend some $$ on lighting, hugger, horn, Givi, etc. right now so it will be here by the time the bike arrives in 8 days. Thanks for all the information I have found already in this forum.