I was mildly interested in the Versys, until I was laid off. To make some cash I decided to flip some bikes from the salvage yard. I picked a ex650 Ninja because he had a few with no frame or fork damage. Once I got it running I was amazed at how light and powerful this 650 was. I had a Suzuki DR 650, but extended travel on black top was not to comfortable. I want something for pavement and fire roads, maybe a Versys is in my future.