My last street ride was a Honda CBR929. So, coming off a highperformance sportbike to the Versys, I was happy with the power. It has plenty. The 929 was overkill on the street.
The Ducati Hyperstrada, and moreso the Multistrada, also appealed to me. But, the cost to purchase was a lot more. Maintenance more frequent, etc., so I got the Kawi.
I've been really happy with my V. Nice ergos, hard luggage, all day comfort. And still handles sporty enough to have fun on the twisty backroads! I'm currently getting the springs replaced with the Hyperpro lowering springs, and I have a set of Pirelli Angle GTs to spoon on. I think that will add to the enjoyment factor even more!