I am considering switching from an 07 Apex GT to a 2011 or newer Venture GT. I would like to find out more about the Venture. I have searched for a time line that would show what improvements were made every year but I can not find anything like that. I have 4500 miles on my Apex and as much as I like it, I am tired of getting beat up when everyone else I ride with is not. Most of my miles are in Quebec where it is usually smooth but you do get a bad trail every now and then and they can be a lot of miles! I know about power steering coming in 2011 so that is why I will not go any older than that. I spent a lot of money and time trying to get my Apex to steer easier and not dart so I don't want to go back to that again. I see some Ventures have a removable rear seat. I would really like this feature since I do a lot of solo touring staying at different places every night so, the extra space would be great. What years had this option? I know the GT is the better model of the Venture so I would like to stay with that version. Were there and track lengths other than 144"? Do all GT's have overload springs in the rear? Any other information would be helpful. Thanks in advance for any replies.