Not trying to be difficult, but asking questions like these amount to looking around long enough in order to find an "opinion" that justifies your decision. You'll always find ONE person here that will tell you what you want to hear. I think it's damned near criminal to make recommendations in order to simply "recruit" Versys owners. I'd much rather you buy something else if this bike doesn't fit you or your needs.
I'd have to say your physiology falls outside the 85th percentile (industry design standard for ergonomics). You didn't mention your height, but with your description, I suspect that there is probably no bike designed for your build. So.....my advice: Go to a dealer and sit one (a ride is even better), stand up, move around and see what you think.
Maybe one of these guys on the forum would meet up and let you try their bike out. Good luck on that, too.
In the end it's your decision, Study hard!
"I don't want a pickle, I just want to ride my Motor-sickle"
Last edited by VerstehenZee; 10-09-2010 at 12:37 PM.