Great info there, fellers.
The vfr is a great bike, it's just a very 'serious' ride--the seating position and horsepower makes me feel like I'm 'locked and loaded' and always worried about breaking the speed limit. Even commuting to work (9 miles), I want to 'see what it can do' both speed and cornering, braking, etc.
When I had my Vstrom, it felt easier to get on and just ride--as my dad used to say, "lolli-gag" along. More comfortable, the Strom just seemed like a better setup for the riding I do--commuting, running my daughter's princess cd's back to the library
, Sunday morning twisties, etc. I've heard the Versys is similar to the vstrom, just lighter, and more fun.
Just looking for something a little simpler (as mentioned), easier to work on (did I mention the vfr's 2 hour oil change?), and different.
I'll go test ride a V and report back--thanks again.