Originally Posted by rw4x4van
Could you give the pro and cons when choosing between the Versys or ER6 bikes for a conversion like yours...
if you want a bike similar to the V649 build, then you're looking for a Versys project bike for a very good price. the DRZ forks are an easy swap into the Versys clamps, then add an R1 shock/custom spring, put together a 17/19 wheel set with a brake solution and front fender, and you're riding a capable DS type bike. you can keep as much as you want of the stock lighting, or go naked with some other concept. 5 gallon Versys tank, better OEM seat, better footrest position. the work is all very well documented and easy to do.
if you're building a bike with a lot of custom features, then you're just looking for a cheap Versys or Ninja with a lot of OEM parts you can sell to offset the cost of purchasing the parts you intend to use.