"Debating of I will take it on my South American trip I am currently planning.. Any other Versys Owner travel south? "
FLtrooper, Welcome to the forum. Nice looking Versys, beautiful looking wife.
Does it count if I live up in Washington and rode south to Grand Canyon Torroweep Overlook, Bryce Canyon, Zion Park, Moab, on my 08 Versys? Have around 15,000 on it and it's never let me down either.
some pics from that trip:
My son is on it right now going for a morning ride with a friend who has a Buell Blast.
I think the Versys would be fine going south of the border as long as your mindfull of the lower muffler clearance on potholes and crossing water that flows across roads.
Check out Radiomans's 2yr ongoing trip:
and you can see some great picks of his travels down there. Portland, Or south to Antartic, India, New Zealand, currently in Australia.