Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Fayetteville AR
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Versys sounds like a great bike for you Dave! The Ninja 250 is worlds away as far as performance. I would recommend that you ride a VStrom as s102000 said, a Versys, an NC700x, a Tiger, a Tenere, and any other bike you can get your hands on. Also, as mentioned before, bring your girl along to get the feel.
This way, you can really get an idea of the spectrum and not make an impulse buy. I bought the Versys because I like the power it had over those other bikes in town. I take many long trips, but as an everyday rider, most of my time is spent between stoplights and trying to avoid dummies. So it was right for me, but from what you are saying, the Strom sounds more like the bike for you.
I also use the Versys for 2up riding, and my girlfriend is not a big fan of it. Of course I had a huge 0 degree cushy seat for her on my last bike...
Anyway, long story short, we can tell you that the Versys is a great bike because it is. I think it is the best bike around for the money. However, whether the bike is any good for you, I think you should get out and ride some.
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