Well I went and sat on multiple bikes here's my reports and pictures: Kawasaki Verseys: Ergonomically it didn't feel good. It really had my knees at a cant. It seemed much lighter than the Vstorm. I didn't really care for this one and neither did the wife. Suszki Vstrom: A little more ergonomically pleasing to me. Stiffest suspension out of the 3 I sat on. Also the heaviest too. Kawasaki KLR 650: They had the cherry red variant. Most visually appealing and it seemed to fit me ergonomically. The bike did squat a little when I got on it. I liked it the most and so did my wife. Suszki DR650: It was next to the KLR but I didn't pay it much attention. On all of the bikes I sat on I was flat footed. The KLR seemed to be a good combination of weight,seat height and ergonomics for me. Hopefully the pictures load. Helmets: I tried on a 2Xl GMax 11d. It was tight on my cheeks but, my chin was touching the front. I tried on a 3XL of another brand but GMAX doesn't make the 11D in a 3XL. I really like the slide down visor. I know HJC makes something similar I do have to bring my own helmeted the class. No question there. I also picked up a Thor 3XL long sleeve shirt (hopefully this has me covered for the long sleeve shirt requirement especially in July). I also bought some fly racing riding gloves in size 13.