Am I glad I decided to buy a 'V'! What a bike! A real bargain too: £4650 for an ABS 'V' with a touring pack thrown in free by Kawasaki! Brilliant handling at any speed, relaxing riding position, great sound, good low down torque, and a looker too (yes, I like quirky!). Added a hugger and a fenda extenda, and I'm ready for some semi-serious touring too! Kawasaki, you're on to a winner here. Only known weaknesses: top speed (120mph, though this isn't an issue if you live in the real world, doh!), stock screen not that effective, needs a fenda extenda and hugger to keep the crap off the bike. Otherwise, this is a great great bike for a fantastic price! PLUS, look after it, and it'll give you legendary Jap reliability too!