Yeah, the Z900 is one of the best in it's class. I see the direction you're going though... pillion is a big plus with the Versys 1000.
Anyway, sorry for the off-topic. I think a Versys 1000 would be a better pick for marko1962 and his co-rider.
The 2019 at a dealer near me. Don't know the price, but it can't be peanuts, lol. 1000 SE LT+