There is no such restriction of course but it would be interesting to hear the explanation of why did you ever think so. Even more so because you say you owned a bike before, so you're not new to motorcycles.
That being said, pay attention to the rear spring preload adjustment. The manual says it comes from the factory two clicks out, but the recommended setting is 16 clicks without the pillion and 24 clicks (all the way) with pillion and luggage. Why does it come set to basically no preload, beats me, but the rear end is very soft if you don't change it. This also makes mirrors point down and headlights point to sky. Talking of which, the headlights are probably out of adjustment as dealers usually don't to a thorough pre sales inspection and setup as they're supposed to. Headlight bulbs are Osram Original line, if you ride in dark at all, replace them with Night Breaker Silver or similar, there is a difference. Damnit, now I just started listing everything I learned as a new Versys 650 owner year ago, there probably are a dozen small things like that to point out, but I cannot recall them all at once. Decals and rim tape can be removed with hot air gun; the factory chain is prone to crap out before 10k miles; the D222 tires are actually quite okay, no need to change before they wear out; when changing tires, have right angle valve stems fitted; the rear brake may squeal not while braking but just from the pads riding on the rotor, nothing will be done about that, it is a feature not a bug they say.
All these are niggles and items to know, the bike is actually reliable and long lasting, a simple no-bullsh#t utilitarian tool, not a fancy toy and money pump for the industry.