The FJ has a great engine, poor seat, difficult seating position, dime store suspension and a lack of smooth throttle.
That 900 is not even in the same ball park as the 650 power wise but the 650 is just butter smooth.
IMHO the FJ feels like a first gen built to meet a certain price point, foundational - still needs additional $$ to make it right.
I didn't care for the ergos and engine on the VStrom.
I think that is more of a religious battle, closer comparison to the Versys than the FJ, even comparing 650 and liter models.
The VStrom just were not the bikes for me.
The Versys is best out of the box.
I've only added farkle and a top box (Shad SH30).
Honestly I don't think it needs a thing - I even like the stock seat - but I'll add stuff to it just for fun.
Likely the only think I'll change is the sproket (44T) but 5K RPM at 70-75 last night, on the highway, lateral winds, stock windscreen - not a single problem.
I call my Versys the "Touring Ninja".
Fun on the twisties, great for travelling around, really nice on the highway, exceptionally well mannered, just an all around great bike.
I like it so much I might get the liter version at some point in the future just because if they got this one so right I might as well have the pair.
2016 Kawasaki Versys 650
2003 HD FLHPI (Police Road King)
1982 Yamaha XJ650
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