Ok I know this has kind of been looked at but I Dumped on which way to go and it's crunch time. I will use it mostly as a weekend rider in group rides, quick commutes and 300 km weekend trips. Plus occasional highway long trip with gear. I own a dirt bike so don't need it to be off road as such but not panic on gravel. Here is my choices 2014 demo model cb500x in white and black ( don't like the colour). Light bike, no probs standing and pretty nimble. Good pick up on the highways. Easy bike to ride $7400 2012 Versys 650 LAMS only 3000 kms on it. Aftermarket exhaust that makes it sound very meaty ( coming from Dirt bikes , I like it!) Versys slightly heavier and half inch taller but not Uncomfortable at all. In black . Like the look of this bike better. I wasn't as instantly comfortable tipping in to corners but still found it light to corner. Loved the feel on the highway. The main reason I slightly went for this bike was because it was fun!! Cb500x was easy but I just didn't get the same rush riding it. Cost $7990. Still negotiating. Worry I will get bored with the CB500x..... Your turn.... Go!