Our red 2008 model is comfortable, good-handling, fast enough to be fun, and thrifty, averaging 45 mpg. But it does have a few flaws. The stock windscreen, for example, creates some turbulence, fueling isn't perfect and it would be nice if the Versys actually sounded like a motorcycle. It also needs a better set of tires and more initial bite from the somewhat wooden-feeling front brakes. Hard luggage, heated grips and a more protective windscreen would likely make it the perfect lightweight sport-tourer.