I also own a Versys 2008, and just love it. I went this summer touring with camping gear on the bike, full loaded and it held up wonderfully. I recommend this bike without hesitation. Go anywhere you want with it and it will never let you down.

Magog, QC, Canada
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I started riding a year ago on a Suzuki TU250X - a great starter bike for anyone who feels more comfortable in the standard seating position. After 3000 miles in a couple of months I knew it was time to upgrade.

I sat on and test road everything my dealer would let me on. Cruisers, sport, sport tourers and ended up with the Versys. Dealer threw in the lower gel seat and I installed the aftermaket lowering kit as well. Since then I haven't met a road the bike didn't love. What a fun ride!

Added Motocentric soft saddle and tail bags and I'm good for a long weekend. If you're at least 5 feet 6 inches and looking for a fun, economical all around bike, I would recommend you give the Versys a try.

Lisa D
North Andover, MA
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I love the Versys! With the factory gel seat, an aftermarket lowering link, and adjusting the shock and the forks, I got the seat height down to about 29.5 inchbes. That allows me to get the balls of both feet down. (On the stock bike, I can't even ballet-toe with both feet.)

My only real frustration is that Kawi doesn't "loan out" the gel seat to dealerships, so that anybody shorter than a tree can at least sit on the bike in the store. Guess we're supposed to go with the ER-6n if we are vertically challenged. But the Versys is such a great all-purpose bike. Took it to Colorado last year from Ohio. The factory Givi bags were huge, and I have a great little tourer that loves twisties.

Margaret Wraight
Columbus, OH
Monday, August 30, 2010