Ive ridden bothe Versys and the Sv and they are really two diffrent bikes -
Versys - Posuer wanna be dual sport - Buzzy, no motor to speal of . I didnt like it, no sir not all . Kind of makes me wonder what crack the crew @ Motorcyclist were smoking to call it BOTY ! - If dual sport is in your future, give a KLR or DR a good checking out .
SV - Great bike ,loads of fun, cheap reliable I could go on and on -
While looking, dont foget the VStrom 650 - Better wind protection than the Versys, and its got a version of the killer Sv motor --