Hello from central Malaysia
Been riding my 2012 Versys 650 for 2years now, fair bit of experience with the bike failing on the coil, it happen while enroute to Thailand, lucky we did able to fix it on time and continue the journey.
Me and my wife are usual to tour Thailand instead Malaysia side as there grass is always greener at other place so called. Longest we did was a 13 days tour from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to the Thailand border to Myanmar (Tachilek) and of course we did the Mae Hon Son loop but i still prefer the route nearby Phu Chi Fah area.
The bike so far been serving us good with all the bumps and steep road around thailand harsh road condition, mostly i just worried on the stator coil problem.