Originally Posted by Bart
I am sure others here are more qualified to answer this but my reasons are to enable the wheel to roll over obsticles better off pavement and a wider tyre choice for off pavement too.
Yes it probabilly will slow the steering down but the V is so quick anyway. I am planing to run 17" for pavement and 19" off pavement.
Hope this helps.
Actually, I plan on riding on pavement only, but don't like the stock sport bike tires the Versys comes with. What would it cost me to have 19" wheels put on front & back? I can put 19" [road] tires on front & back, right? I like the look, feel & ride of a trail/Enduro type [tall, thin tires] bike much, much better than that of a sport bike. The roads I ride are bumpy, but are still paved.