I see a lot of folks going with lowering kits. I'm 5' 7-8", 30 inseam. I'm sure they work great but I'm glad I did not chop my 2013 Versys. Yes, I can only flatfoot on one side (little guy tall bike look), and have to shift my weight a bit but this bike is so light, it's not a big deal. If you just got a V, give yourself a few weeks riding it in various situations before you lower it. I'm also glad I did not spend extra on the gel seat. I like the original seat, if I had to go with less cushion I don't think it would be much fun. I was really worried at first but after riding it and getting comfortable with the height, it's not bad at all. Of course if you don't feel safe, do what's needed but as long as I don't wear my leathers or tight pants - the high horse is no problemo and I never have to worry about altering factory performance, resale and that extra expense of the kit / seat. Just saying - give yourself some time to feel it out.