Newbie here and just returning to bikes after a 25 year break. Didnít want to be the stereotypical slightly over middle aged bloke who buys the fastest sports bike he can get his hands on, as I have neither the skills nor the money, so shopped around for something more suitable and from a choice between the Versys and the VStrom, the former won out because of the looks (shallow, I know) and the GT package which set the bike at a quid lower than £8k. Well, the 25 year absence has shown itself to be as long as it sounds. Took the bike out last Sunday for a couple of hours to get the feel of things and to get the run in period started and it was obvious to anyone who knew, that I was more than a tad rusty, and during the first hour I was seriously wondering if a return to motorcycling had been a good idea and whether buying that shed that the wife liked would have been a safer pursuit. However, things started to get better and with the exception of nearly dropping it in front of three lads on Sportsbikes as I pulled away from Leeming Services, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Itís a lovely bike and Iím more than certain that we will grow used to each other as time goes on. Iím afraid that due to other issues I will be, at least for the short term, a Sunday rider only, but they will be long rides, very long. Anyway, great site and Iím pleased to make your acquaintance!