This stood out as summing up the bike
"So much so that I recently encouraged my friend, Josh, who came on our Arizona adventure, to buy one as his first motorcycle. TeamZilla Editor Lance Oliver, who was riding motorcycles before I was born, has a Versys fitted with saddlebags that he uses for long-distance trips. Professional stunt rider Jason Britton rides a Versys as his daily rider. When one bike can meet the varied needs of such a diverse group of new and experienced riders, that says something about its versatility."