My brother just bought a 08 Fz1, finally have someone to ride with! We have been riding atleast 150 miles a day for 3 days! I like his bike alot, hes more for form over function, but its not a cookie cutter crotch rocket, first its naked, lookes pretty cool, and its for the most part an upright bike. HOWEVER, im sure you versys owners get the daily gas station question people wondering what exactly your riding, which is cool, but his ppor bike draws alot less attention. so weve raced and raced and raced and the versys will stomp the fz1 off the line, but hes got alot of top end power that i dont. And i finally got a chance to hit a top speed of 128 at which point i was passed, and it had a little more but the rpms were getting up there so i backed off, maybe a new sproket would give it more becasue the power is minimal at 9k and over, but, i dont plan on doing that often. as far as handling goes, the V takes the cake hands down. AS far as comfort goes, the FZ1 is terrible compaired to the V, but with a little help in seat padding and different handlebars, it would be comfortable too. So theres my write-up. The FZ1 is a good, powerfull bike with pros and cons like all and i do miss the smoothness of a 4 cylinder, but i wouldnt trade it for my versys!