Last year I rode the Honda and it was passionless. Then I rode the Versys 650 and bought it. I would agree with the others it depends on what your mission is and which bike grabs you. If you're just looking for a suburban commuter, the Honda will do that mission fine. If it inspires you, then get it.
I think the Versys is a lot more fun and a lot more capable than the Honda. That's why I bought it.