When we stop, the lean and pointy design of the VERSYS X 300 catches the eye of passersby who stop to have a closer look. The “adventure” style always fascinates.
Heading for the Trasimeno lake we take a gravel dirt road. I was afraid of this part of the journey, given that I have no off-road experience, but I realize that I’m facilitated by the upright seating position which is very comfortable even for those like me who are on the short side. The low seat that helps me when I need to put my feet down, the shape of the17-liter tank that never gets in the way, the fairly deep creases of the tires and the long-travel suspensions do the rest. The rear brake responds well while the lever of the front brake needs to be pulled strongly for deeper braking, I’d have preferred it more modulable, while the Bosh ABS system works excellently intervening only when needed even on dirt roads.
During the ride back, I form my personal evaluation of this small but great bike. I have been satisfied by its average consumption and riding comfort aided by the windshield and handguards that protected me from air but what struck me most is how easy it is to ride.