Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Province of Ontario, Canada
The VStrom is no more capable off pavement than the Versys. It just has softer suspension in the stock settings. I've ridden both and the Versys handles better on pavement.
If you want a true cross over though I would look at something like the KTM 500 EXC-F, maybe the KTM 690, the soon to be launched Yamaha Ténéré 660, Honda Africa Twin, BMW 800 GS or Triumph Tiger XC. or something similar. The KLR design is getting a bit ancient and can't compete with it's more recent competition in it's class, but they are a dime a dozen on the used market, and the VStrom and Versys are road bikes.
Last edited by twowheels; 05-26-2016 at 06:43 PM.