Pan American Highway
I am looking for a bike that will get me from Anchorage Alaska to Ushuaia Argentina. I was leaning heavily towards the Versys because I can not afford a BMW 650 GS and I don't like the look of the v-strom. However, a kawi dealership crushed my hopes by telling me the Versys just isn't the bike for the trip. It's 17" tires just can't meat my dual purpose needs and modding the bike to fit a larger tire would mean making it much more difficult to repair on the road in central and south america. He said I'd have suspension, engine guard, and countless other issues to overcome in order to make the Versys ready for a trip like that. He suggested I look harder at the v-strom and I'd probably only need some minor suspension changes and an engine guard and it'd be ready to go. I'd like some feedback!