Quite a few guys ask me what do I think of the Versys compared to my ex beloved Africa Twin... So here's a brief summary / few ideas. THE VERSYS Like Better Brakes Better Acceleration Superior Fuel Consumption Excellent Fairing Cheaper Parts & Service Dislike Weak Engine Braking No Centre Stand Smaller Luggage Capacity Small Wheels Weak Suspension Twitchy steering / front end THE AFRICA TWIN Like Bigger Bike Superior Engine Braking Superior Luggage Capacity Rock Steady Handling 21 inch Front Wheel Better Suspension Centre Stand Superior Looking Bike Superior Chic Magnet Dislike Lousy Fuel Consumption. 3 baht a kms vs the Versys 1.5-2 baht a kms. @ 324,000 kms too much down time for service & maintenance But I loved the bike to death & really did not want to part with it. It's a superior machine compared to a Versys, but the cost - money & down time - & trouble of keeping it on the road was too great. However....reality had to take over. When you do the kms I do you the best bike is the one you can get & afford to ride / run. The AT no longer met those requirements. @ 3 baht a kms for fuel that meant 9,000 baht a month for fuel when I regularly do 3,000 kms a month. Happy New Year & safe frequent travels everyone.