Originally Posted by twowheeladdict
The Versys is not an Adventure Tourer. It is a Faux Adventure Tourer because there is no category today for what the Versys is. It is a street bike that kinda looks like an Adventure Tourer.
What does low exhaust have to do with it? It's missing a muffler, that's all. It's the ground clearance that matters for off-road.
Or do I have that completely backwards where exhaust matters and clearance does not? Please correct me if that's the case.
And since we're sharing videos here's one that speaks a different story:
First we are all kidding,
I own a 2015, and had a 07, my Skidmarx hugger went from my 07 to the 2015, best investment I ever made.
I believe you, everything gets dirty pretty fast underneath and the hugger is a must.
I'll look around for one and honestly the cheapest one will do, I don't require anything fancy. Just something to keep the dirt away.
They don't put the fender hugger on it for the same reason they don't put an accessory outlet, gear indicator, center stand, etc...., because if they included everything that everyone wanted, the cost of the bike would be $13,000+.
I agree with everything you said except the hugger. It's just a piece of plastic mate and the cheapest plastic hugger would've been good enough for my taste.
I'm a minimalist kind of person and as long as it provides the basic of function, I'm a happy camper. Oh and btw, they DO put a gear indicator on it.