My last bike was a Ninja 250. The Versys is more power than I nearly ever find myself actually grabbing ahold of after that bike, having to plan out passes for quite some time down the road! My wife and I on mine and we're good to go for up to a 3 hour trip or so without issues. Usually for that kind of distance, we're doing 80 the entire time on the turnpike. Passing isn't a problem, though again, this is mostly flatlands out here. Longer than that and she says no thanks, but that's a rump problem to be corrected with a different seat eventually.