New leftover Versys are available cheap. I bought a new '12 last November for about $6k out the door. You get the advantages of new bike, factory warranty, break it in the way you want, etc. but price of used bike.
It is an excellent commuter/exploring bike. I have put about 10k on mine in the last year with no problems including some long road trips.
ABS didn't come 'til '14. It works good in a panic stop on wet pavement but adds a level of complication.
New '15 bikes will probably be at full MSRP or more. Middle of winter is the best time to buy leftovers and used bikes.
Last edited by waltermitty; 10-22-2014 at 10:00 AM.