Thanks for the opinion and suggestions sirs. Still liking the v650 until now because of the price. Not so much highways here for high speed also so v650 is much practical i guess.
Any diffrence between 2018 and 2019 versys 650? Havent seen the new one yet?
Dirtpilot - for the amount of riding that you stated you do a year, again, I would suggest looking at other models and brands. Bottom line, you enjoy riding motorcycles. Therefore, try some others out if you can.
My reasoning is from my recent (past 4 year's) experiences. I've been riding for 30 years. Started with a Ninja back in the day. Then went to the standards until I finally bought my first, brand new, cruiser. From there I was ALWAYS a cruiser guy - would NEVER
go to a sports bike. And those ugly-ass ADV bikes...NOT A CHANCE!
Then I straddled a CTX700. Didn't want to but, while waiting for my VTX1800 to get a tire change, the salesman said to sit on the CTX. So I did. And it lit a fire.
Rode a CTX at AIM and loved it - nimble, light weight, extremely comfortable. It wasn't a "cruiser" but a "sport-cruiser". I bought one 3 days later! There were times when I had the cruiser feel, and other times it felt a little sport bike-ish. So I went from 1800cc's to a 700cc bike!
After a few years with the CTX I saw a V-strom for cheap. Bought it. LOVED IT!!! Remember, this is coming from someone who would have "never" bought an ADV bike!
Now I have my 2018 Versys. I also picked up a Ninja EX500 for my nephew but the more I rode the Ninja, the more I really enjoyed the handling of it!
My suggestion...try a few other bikes. You discussed your crash on your old Versys and I think that's fishing around in your head and making you somewhat hesitant. I wound up wrecking my VTX and, until I rode a lighter, more nimble bike I never would have thought I'd go smaller. Now, I've realized that for my style and comfort for riding fits better on the ADV's or standard/sportier motorcycles.
Same may be true for you.