Hi all, I've joined this forum after buying a '08 Versys. Is it true Red is the fastest color? LOL
I'm a senior rider, been on beemers and Guzzis for the last 15 years and found the V while looking for a light weight street machine. Other bikes considered were the WeeStrom, and the Yamaha FZ6 .
I found my V on craigslist and the PO had installed about everything I could ask for on the bike. Factory luggage, JCW topbox, lowered rear shock, lowered footpegs, heated grips, highway running lights, and a Corbin seat.
The Corbin looks better than what they made a few years ago, but still stiff as a board. It's o.k. though as I have beads or sheepskin cover if needed.
I took the bike on a camping trip two weeks ago to the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground and really enjoyed the bike.
I plan to ride the bike on a 1350 miles round trip in mid November to a beemer rally in Venice Florida. I usually get to 7-10 camping rallies a year.
Welcome. Now define Senior, because it's always about 20 years older than whatever age I currently am.
I like that sentiment. A senior has always been at least 10 years older than whatever age I happen to be at the time. At 67, seniors have to be at least in their late 70s, perhaps early 80s. I wonder how much longer I'll be able to say that??
"Plan? Plan! There ain't no plan."
Pig Killer, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Welcome Zander: Good group here; very helpful and frequently amusing. I'm 67 and my blue '09 Versys will outrun your red Versys, unless I'm on it, which slows it considerably.
Enjoy your new ride. I got off my 1971 R75/5 in order to get my Versys; much more comfortable now. I travel and live in a motorhome, which makes it impossible to have a shop. Difficult to properly maintain a 40-year-old bike without a shop.
"Every day is a good day to ride. Some days are just colder and wetter than others."
Last edited by Satanic Versys; 11-05-2012 at 06:02 AM.
Thanks for the welcomes, guys. It's also refreshing to know there are other Versys owners here from NC. Aren't we lucky to live near the BRP? Especially MtnVersys who lives in Waynesvile. When I'm in that area, my favorite stop for breakfast is Clyde's in Hazelwood. In business since 1945 I think.
As for the "senior" description, in my case I'm a septaugenarian. Younger woman asked if I wanted to go out sometime and I said "well, you need to know I'm a septaugenarian".
She said "that's o.k., I'm Presbyterian, we can go to your church one Sunday and mine the next".