While the connie power delivery is so smooth that makes the ride almost boring, the ninja 1000 felt like a very civilized rocket. Fun, fast, fun, fast, handling was extraordinary. Both bikes remind me to check the breaks on mine. The electronic break controls in the connie are fantastic. When applying the rear break only, like I do to control mid turn speed, you get a very suttle reminder with a vert small movement in the front break lever. I could not feel the ftont break engaging. However, felt the slight release of the pressure on the front break lever.
Not totally convinced to give up the versys for neither of them. But Im inclined in favor of the connie. It fits.better the kind of riding I do when touring. It's in everyday riding that the versys beats both of these.