Became a Versys 1K owner this week. I went into one of the local dealerships this week intending to make a deal on a new V-Strom 1050 XT Adventure. When I walked into the nearly empty dealership I was immediately approached by a salesman and I began to play the game -- don't know what I want, want some type of sport-touring or Adventure bike, walk around and throw a leg over everything but the V-Strom. After sitting on a few bikes, I came to this striking, green, leftover 2020 Kawi sitting at the end of the row. I sat on it, knowing I wasn't here to buy a Versys, and jumped off after a minute. "What else do you have," I asked. "Do you know about the V-Strom? We have a couple over here." I've owned both a first generation 650 and 1000 DL, and knew the bike well. I walked over to the DL1050 Adventure. "Ahhh....there you are. My next bike," I thought. I threw a leg over the V-Strom and started manipulating controls. I was underwhelmed. "That Versys was pretty nice. Maybe I should look at that closer," I thought again. I looked at a Triumph and a KTM and eventually moved back towards the Versys. I checked it closer this time. It felt good. It fit me well. The controls felt high quality. It felt light coming off the center stand. It felt large, in a good way. "This thing's been on the floor a while. They're willing to deal on it," the salesman said. That was what I needed to hear. After a few hours of back and forth, settling on a deal way below the 18K msrp, and a test ride, I rode my new Versys home. I put 100 miles on it this morning, frustrated with the break-in limitations but impressed with how smooth and quiet it runs and how well it handles. The seat sucks, but I already had a date in queue for Russell and so it will have a new seat this fall.