A center stand is unlikely to work as designed, if you lower the bike much.
I would suggest riding the bike for a 1000km before you make the decision to lower it if you are unsure and have an inseam < 30 inch. I have an inseam of 32 inch and find stock height perfect. I removed the lowering kit my used bike came with after a year of riding it with and prefer it without. If you are below 30 inch inseam you definitely will want the lowering kit. In between 30-32 inseam, I would imagine it will come down to personal preference. Things like not parking nose first on a slight downward sloping parking spot, where you have to walk the bike backward and uphill to get out, will become second nature after a while - backing uphill is really the only maneuver where extra ground contact with your legs is adventitious.
You could potentially just raise the forks about an inch in the triple tree clamp without lowering the rear. This will drop the front end an inch and reduce trail so steering will be quicker but you will have less on center stability with the altered steering geometry.
I would hold off purchasing a center stand for a while. You will likely find with spools on the swing arm and a pit stand you can do everything you can do with a center stand and more, with better clearance, and at a lower cost and lower weight. My guess is that after a month or two of using a pit stand you will have no desire to purchase a center stand. I've owned a bike with a center stand and 2 Versys without. The only distinct advantage of a center stand is being able to lube the chain on a long trip, away from home where you do not have access to a pit stand, without having to roll the bike backward or forward on the side stand.
Last edited by twowheels; 06-28-2017 at 11:49 AM.