Hi Penry, I've been on UKGSer in the past, I've had 5 BMWs over the years, - R100RT, R1100S, R1100RT and two R1200GSAs, one an 08 plate and the current one a 65 plate (still pains me to think about how much that cost). I have a 08 plate Fireblade, it's the last version with no ABS or traction control and the power is ridiculous (and addictive). I'm a bit lazy with social media and look at facebook about every 6 months.
Let me know if there's any meets as I'd be happy to come along, I was chatting to some guys at a BMW meetup in Glenshee, I was on my Fireblade but they talked to me when I told them I had a BM too,
Versys is a good bike, I kind of think I have really good bikes in each of their categories and if I could get my Versys working I'd do plenty more miles on it. I even like my 2010 version, the front end has more standard lights at the front now, I liked the original design as it made it stand out.