Head down a twisty backroad, and the Versys rules. It’s got an inverted fork, a sexy, side-mounted shock and a long, stiff, asymmetric swingarm. Combine that with its wide handlebar, upright seating position and sporty (read: stiff) suspension settings, and you can slam it into corners like a supermoto bike. The rear suspension has no linkage, but it does have two-stage damping, changing from plush to stiff mid-stroke. (Think KTM PDS.) As a result, the Versys is bothered by mid-corner bumps, dips and rises, and doesn’t care for rough or uneven pavement. Suspension adjustments include rebound damping (on the right fork leg only), plus preload and a cheesy rebound-damping dial on the shock.