Its a very good touring machine mostly tarmac friendly. The stock tyres are useless so as the stock headlight. After riding more than 800 kms in a day, the seat height is the biggest concern for anyone under 5.10 since the bike is top heavy. The bs6 engine looses around 3 bhp and get no major update when compared with ninja 650 or z650. I can tell you that versys is one of the best touring bike currently available in market at this price band. If someone is looking for a good tourer for road use then versys is the best bet and if you are looking for bit of off-road then v-storm 650 to be chosen.