Ok, here is my story. I have been riding dirt for years and when younger loved to adventure ride. Have been only on dirt while the kids were growing up and now want to get back to riding on the road because I just can't get to the dirt very often. Started about 2 years ago looking at Harleys as this is what most of my friends have but just couldn't pull the trigger on one. Oh, am 49 and 6'0" if that matters. Anyway, started looking at the BMW 1200GS and love the look of the adv bikes probably because of my love for dirt bikes and dirt riding. However, waited to see the new 800 then saw the 650 with the same motor as the 800. While all this was going on started hearing about the Versys and thought I better take a look before buying the BMW. This is where I need your help. Any thoughts on the two bikes based on experience? Know that BMW owners wsay theirs is better and Versys will say theirs, so really just want your input. Oh, live in Northwest Arkansas and we have absolutely beautiful riding here in the mountains and backroads. Will being doing only one up riding as my wife is not in to the motorcyle thing. Thanks for your help!