I traded a 2010 Kawasaki Versys in on my Terra. The Terra is as smooth or maybe a bit smoother than the Versys. The Terras' performance on the street is at least 90% as good as the Versys and the Terra totally embarrasses the Versys when the pavement ends. I rode my Versys down to Laguna Seca (I live just a few miles south of Vancouver BC) for the MotoGP race last July and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same on the Terra. I also previously owned a DR650 for a couple of years and the Terra is a hell of a lot smoother than the DR and has significantly better performance both on and off road. Buy the Terra, you'll be glad you did.