Worth upgrading over ex650r?
So I was at the ticket to ride this weekend and had a chance to finally sit on a Versys. I liked it, A LOT. I had the more leg room I've been wanting, what seemed like much more visibility, what felt like easier turn/leaning, and the style is awesome while not causing strangers to shelve me in with the local squids. Sadly, it rained all morning so we couldn't ride anything, but I sat a lot of bikes I never see locally, so worth it.
I'm looking to start doing some day touring, maybe 2-up if I can convince the wife. The Versys seat looks like it may help in convincing the wife better than my 07 ninja. I do worry about the lack of wind protection on the Versys, though a vario will be bought asap. The Ninja has been leaving my feet numb, hand numb, and legs cramped after an hour. If I go with the Versys, highway pegs will slow be on the short list.
Question is, is the Versys worth upgrading to for my usage? I could just get some 1" drop pegs on the Ninja, get the seat Spencerized, and try to stretch more on the highway. Problem is, I don't wanna spend several hundred and end up still worse off that with the Versys. Conversely, I don't wanna turn over the Ninja and lose a grand, for no big improvement over if I just nodded my Ninja, and maybe much worse wind protection on the highway.
Anyway, is been looking at a 2010+ either this or next fall, hopefully for under $4k.
I appreciate your comments on my dilemma.