Since you have a street bike, perhaps a true dual sport will serve you better in the dirt. Not that the Versys can’t do dirt. It’s surprisingly agile offroad with proper tires. But it does have some limitations. No skid plate. Limited travel. Low torque.
The x300 shines in being good at everything, master of none -except fun! Its a great commuter, long day tripper, country road shredder. If you are doing very long backcountry touring or carrying a lot of gear, I’d probably choose a more robust platform designed to carry the weight. Keep the Versys light and fun and you’ll be riding with a smile on your face!
Why I bought it: lightweight, longest range / largest fuel tank in its class, most hp in its class, ability to do interstate speeds when needed, cost, very rider friendly.
Last edited by RobMontana; 03-31-2020 at 10:24 PM.