Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Kingston, ON, Canada
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I agree with the others, ride it to see what your style is. The scale will tip the balance of farkles depending on if your more street or trail oriented. I've had my 07 since the fall of 08 and although I sometimes long for other bikes, all things considered its still the best all-rounder I've ever had.
As for the SW-Motek engine guards, they are the best fit and offer the best protection, however there has been some increased vibration issues. It tends to vary from bike to bike but initially on mine it was horrible. In the end fitting rubber pads between the guards and the frame and rubber fuel line on the C-clamps made all the difference. No more vibration problems.
It always performs: hot, cold, loaded or stripped. I've got over 40000km without a single problem. Sure if finances allowed I'd have a Ducati Multistrada, but the Versys is the best poor man's Strada hands down.