Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
if you are planning going motorway riding at 79..90 the Versys will happily do that, for as long as you can hold the throttle, as it has a larger range that the KTM you will be able to keep up a decent speed for longer and maintain a higher average speed on the motorway
depending on which KTM you are thinking about you may well find the KTYM more uncomfortable to ride
if you plan on doing any off road/dirt type riding then the KTM may well come back in the mix depending on how much you plan (little or none go Versys, some or lots got KTM or antoher off road trailie)
the Versys will I suspect be cheaper to buy, cheaper to run, maintain and insure
whether its the 'right' bike for you no on really knows, but I reckon you will get lots of smiles from it. the guy I bought my Versys form took a mates KTM in and ended up being very very reluctant to sell the Versys, he tried lots of times to convince me to buy the KTM instead, after I'd agreed to buy the Versys. he didn't like the KTM
best thing to do if you can is to go out on a test ride of the KTM, Versys and any other contender bikes.. VStrom? then make your mind up what suits you.
Last edited by healdem; 01-13-2010 at 11:28 AM.
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