Not that anyone would care.....but bought my 12 V Strom in early 2012 cause my DRZ400S killed me on the long pavement rides, although I loved it offroad. I then later sold the V Strom and changed to a new DR650se instead. Guess I thought I still wanted to do more dirt riding. After the DR, jumped down to a WR250X next but have decided traveling long distance on a 25hp motorcycle is not as much fun as I thought. So now I am back with a new 14 V Strom 650 that I picked up last Saturday. I looked really close and hard at the Versys and the Tiger 800 but even with the dealer taking 2K off the price of a 13 Tiger 800 (roadie) I still chose the V Strom. I plan on still doing some mild offroad and look forward to setting up the Strom with a skid plate and maybe some engine guards. I ride with a guy that took his Strom everywhere I took my WR and he did great. Of course he is either a really really good offroad rider on a 500lb beast or I am really a lightweight when it comes to offroad. I'll let you pick.