Originally Posted by skysailor
First off, I like the look of the Versys 1000. BUT, it's NOT an "ADV" bike in the sense that the R1200GS is. It's a street bike with comfortable seating. Just because you don't lie down on it like a GSX-R, or go feet first like most H-D products, doesn't mean it's an "adventure" bike. It has a 17" front. I don't get why everybody here thinks it's an ADV bike.
Me? I'll probably make it my next bike, but I won't be taking it to TDF. I have a DR650 for that type of foolishness.
exactly. I don't think that K somewhere states that R1200GS adventure it is the same kind of 'adventure' which is V1000 designed for. If you take an across-Europe trip as an adventure - that is a nice bike for completing that goal. If you are up to beaches, sand, serious dirt and other types of offroad - please reconsider, as versys 1000 is not the right choice.