I kinda of like the Connie, I got to ride a friend's for a week after I was out of the hospital. If I had the money for another bike I'd likely buy a Connie BUT for most of my riding I think the Versys is a better choice for me.
I mainly do short to mid range ride on back roads and the Versys shines there being lighter and more "Flickable". BUT I wanted to go to Florida and the Connie ate the miles up at a faster pace and was more comfortable the longer I was on it, the extre weight came into play to the good in on this ride, The "V" gets beat around a bit on the "Slab" by the slip stream from big rigs while I found the Connie to be somewhat more stable. I was on the "Slab" as little as I had to be taking the "Less Traveled Roads" but of some of the real back roads I could tell it was a heavier bike.
It's all a trade off to gain a bit here you lose a bit there.
Or was that look THEN leap?
2012 650 Versys