Bought the Versys last Monday. Managed to ride it to work Friday, a short test yesterday, and today I took her out for a proper test; Highways, Country Roads, gravel, a tad bit of off road, and home. Roughly 150 miles.
Fun Bike. Wheelies are easy in first; If you run to redline and shift you get wheel hop in the first four.
Comfort: Very good. Rode without any stops and never got butt burn or cramped. Previous owner was my size (6'1" / 185) and set the bike up well
Suspension: Front is very good, rear is stiff. Handled great, but I took a beating on the county roads.
Off Road: Geared a little high. Not so much going up, but descending required more brakes than I'd like (especially in the mud/wet grass I was descending in).
Road: Little high for super confident cornering, but light and very flickable. Stable under acceleration in turns, no frame flex.
Sucked up rough road real well, front seemed iffy in wet off road. Very versatile bike, definitely more road oriented.
Low end torque is surprising, and as long as you are active in the gearbox, highways and country roads are great. Tight twisties will be a blast as you should be able to keep in in one gear and use the engine to control your pace.
This is a Niche bike. The KLR/F650GS/DR etc. would be better as a short distance tourer with frequent off road riding, and she is a little small and buzzy for cross country. Very fun exploration/adventure bike, and a good commuter.