If you're looking do get a Versys sized bike, consider a 2005, or 2006 Ducati Multistrada 620. I had planned to purchase a Versys, but went with the MTS 620 instead. Additionally, it has been more reliable than my previous Honda, and the air-cooled motor is bullet-proof! Comparing the MTS 620 to the Versys 650 is a better comparison than comparing the Versys to a Strom 650 or Yammy FZ6, as both the Versys and the Duc are Multipurpose on-road mid-engined machines.
'I use my cigar smoke as idiot repellent'
Yeah, that’s a statistic sample size of 1, category “anecdotal evidence”, but there it is.
"You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos motherfu#&er!!" -Red, from Pineapple Express.