Recently sold my 800 VFR,great bike, now own an 09 Versys,early indications are this is a fantastic bike,being vertically challenged i thought i might struggle with the hight but i find it really works for me, no problems at all, i get i little nervous when pulling up alongside other riders because i have to fully adjust myself to put a leg on the floor, but i manage it non the less. i still needed the luggage capabilty and the panniers are good looking and carry decent loads, i am still getting used to the engine, but even so i am getting fantastic MPG, i aint a geek so i dont know exactly what it is but i know when i am riding quicker than normal i still get a good distance between fill ups. I find that i can turn it in quite tight and fast wich suits me fine and the almost lack of any wieght is ideal for the twisties. The back brake lacks any real feel though, so i am having a look at what i can do, overall i am delighted with the bike, i will more than likely buy another sports bike,but hopefully i may just keep this along side so i can have the best of both, just dont tell the wife!!!