DCJohn…thanks for the offer; very kind of you. I just might take you up on that at some point….I’ve always liked the Versys styling, and now that they’re becoming more readily available (sat on one the other week at Coleman Powersports), maybe I should add it to my consideration.
I’m 6’0″, so the height would be okay for me. That windshield is a nice touch too…doing beltway speeds on my Blast is a real chore after a few minutes…I have to do my best impression of a flat track racer, tucking in so that my helmet’s chin bar is nearly touching the speedo. :-0
That’s one of things I like about the Gladius…you can get a small windscreen for it. Not big, but big enough to provide some protection and give it a Ducati-style look.
On the other hand, you guys have all sent me back for another look at the ER-6n…that comparo article is great, and it’s nice to be able to see them together like that. I do like the angularity of the ER-6n more than the organic look of the Gladius, and love it that Kawasaki has adopted the Buell exhaust-under-the-bike concept.