Serendipity! I'm also in my 60s and just yesterday purchased a red NC700x! I was in the shop, test riding a 650 Versys and 650 Vstrom when I suddenly noticed the NC700 unceremoniously displayed in the showroom. I was immediately drawn to it's narrow profile, very different from the bulky counterparts. And like you, it didn't take long into the test ride to fall in love with that low center of gravity and stunning torque. It just feels great...a far cry from my 1972 BMW R75/5 (which I bought new in '72)!