Choose Carefully.. Different bikes, different Styles. In Stock form the Strom is Generally the better long distance mount.. More Comftorable with more passenger room, and better protection. Oil Filter aside it is also considered by some to be the better backwoods explorer bike, although many here may say otherwise. The Versys seems to be the better handling bike, more spirited engine, and more fun riding at a faster pace in the twisty's. Both bikes have fuel injection that is pretty much spot on from the factory, both are extremely reliable with few weakness other than personal preference, and will carry you far, far from home.