@old_airhead: The Versys X-300 is likely to be more reliable than either the 310GS or any RE. A small bike to me these days is my 800 lbs Road King - hey, it's smaller than an Ultra Limited or Road Glide and I can pick it up when I drop it on occasion (the engine guards prevent it from going over more than 35 degrees but I couldn't lift a UL or RG with their added top heavy weight). But I sat on a Versys X-300 at the motorcycle show when it first came out and, aside from the seat, it felt like a great size motorcycle. I'm also not a fan of singles so the parallel twin appeals to me. I don't think I've seen an X-300 in the wild but that wouldn't be unusual for where I ride. Welcome to Joel's circus. I'm a native Hoosier but have lived elsewhere for the last 32 years. Deep down inside though - I'm still just a fourteen year old kid riding out the blizzard of '78 in Avon a mile or so east of where Joel lives now. Back in 1980 I took my RD350 to Dreyer motorcycle on Washington Street to get new Dunlops mounted. If I had stepped into the showroom and seen those BMW's I never would have become a responsible adult.