the versys is on my shortlist of bikes to choose from, and i was wondering if anyone had much experience with having someone on the back for any length of time.
the bike will be used as a daily commuter, with some weekend fun runs, all solo. once or twice a year i'd like to take off for a week or two on long rides (first ride i want to do is from Austin, TX, to pikes peak in colorado), with the wife on the back.
i dont really want a larger bike, the versys seems light and nimble and perfect for 90% of the riding i'll be doing, but the once or twice a year road trips are important too, and i want my wife to be reasonably comfortable (will be replacing the seat) and for the bike to perform ok. i dont want to go a million miles an hour, but i do want to be able to load it up with my better half, and gear for both of us, and have some fun in corners and get up in to the mountains.
i guess thats a long winded way of asking if the versys has the power to long distance tour, 2up with gear, or should i be looking at the grown up Bandit ?