ramboner, your question wasn't directed to me, but I sold a Tiger to buy my Versys, so will chime in.
The Tiger has a lot more power, it is quirky and torquey (sp?) as hell. When cruising on the highways it was like butter, no vibration or buzzing at all. I lived in SoCal as well and would cruise in the HOV lanes on the 405 or 5 at 85 mph no problems at all.
Where the Tiger fails is the size, it is quite tall and very top heavy, making it difficult for a shorter person such as myself to utilize it properly off the highways. The Tiger also had more minor things go wrong, just quirky stuff. Tiger's are also more maintenance intensive.
If the Tiger was available in a smaller size, I would still own one. Too bad I couldn't have put it in the dryer and shrunk it. Over the last week I have put about 1,000 km's on my new Versys. Almost every mile I wish it was the Tiger, despite its faults.