I bought an '81 KZ1100A1 two years ago after being bike-less for 35 years. The KZ only wanted to go in a straight line, and as fast as possible, while I enjoyed the curves. After much research I decided on the Versys. I finally located one (demo bike, never registered), bought it and brought it home all while my wife was in the hospital with knee replacement surgery. She wasn't too happy, but at least she couldn't kick me. This bike is fantastic! It's so happy in the twisties. In addition I don't have to wrestle it thru the curves like I had to with the KZ. The KZ now collects dust. I'm looking for other V owners in the area.