My Versys is my touring bike. Then again, I go by myself. It works very well one up as a touring bike. Mine has taken me about 12,000 miles since March of this year.
The other 10% are sociopaths , serial killers and KLR riders. You wont get much sympathy from them.
I'll repeat again here... The V7 is set up for lightweight/entry level riders.
-Todd at GuzziTech