IMO the beauty of the Versys is in combination of 17 inch rubber both ends and semi-long travel suspension. If you really intend to do any significant adventure riding then something like my DR650 or a KLR650 with 21 inchers would do the job. Another great option is swap your V for a 650 Wee Strom. Swapping to 19 inch front on V seriously reduces street capabilities. Sorry but I just don't get it.
So instead of a unique street bike you wind up with a run of the mill adventure bike.
Yeah... I´m just collecting opinions from you guys... I agree that the "V" has a very good handling as it is... about the VStrom, to be honest, I don´t like it!
I think I´ll invest in my (F+R) suspension as my friend Gary (DBD32) does (http://www.hyperprousa.com/catalog.p...type=COMBI-KIT)