800-mile weekend; first "long" ride
Took my 2010 Versys from Goshen, Indiana to the Rockerbox Motofest in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin over the weekend. The bike was just barely past its break in period (715 miles) when I bought it this spring, and this was my first lengthy ride on it. I had it loaded with camping gear in two OEM (Givi) hard cases and a seal bag strapped on the pillion.
It handled great on curvey, hilly roads through central Wisconsin, and navigated crazy Chicago tollroad traffic like a champ. My only complaint is that it feels a bit "jumpy" when cruising at lower speeds (20-30 mph). I'm wondering if other V riders have experienced this, or what riding tips you might have. My "other" bike -- a 500 CC Royal Enfield -- loves to cruise at slow speeds (and in fact tops out at about 80 mph); it feels like an old pair of slippers rolling at 25 mph. The Versys feels like it wants to get through from 20 to 40 as quickly as possible.
All in all, I'm liking the Versys a ton.