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Ever seen a Used Versys in a dealership?

There has been some speculation lately on whether or not the Versys is selling and it prompted me to think of whether or not I'd ever seen a used Versys for sale in a dealership. Well I've never seen one until today and that was in Colorado Springs, Co. I'm on vacation up here and was looking for a clutch lever when I came upon this one. It actually belonged to the owner of the dealership and was his private bike so it wasn't a trade in. The Colorado dealerships say the demand for the Versys is good in this area and never see a trade in.

You see most of the Versys for sale on either Craigs list or Ebay but I've never seen one in a dealership until today. Anyone else seen any in a dealership?

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My dealer had 2 used 08s at the beginning of last year. I haven't seen any recently though.
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Seen one at a dealer in Houston, 2009 Blue with 800 miles for $4,500 plus taxes. Said previous owner really wanted a Concours but could't afford one. Two months later inherited some money and traded it for the Conours he originally wanted!
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Yep, saw what used to be Mackdaddy's just the other day.
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Quite a number of units for sales here in dealership or individuals.

Some never know what the V is about.

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I got mine used from a dealer in Denver metro about a year ago.
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I assume the colorado springs dealership mentioned was Apex Motorsports? I live about 5 miles from that location and frequent it often. I did see a fully luggaged farkled 08 in there a few weeks ago but it did not last long. They also had a couple of new blue ones but they did not last long either. I see more Versy in this area than any other part of the country I have been in in the past year...from Oregon to Florida and many spots in between....
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Yes, when I bought mine in May 09, there was a used 08 in the local dealership, but they wanted as much for it as I paid for my new 08 elsewhere. I wonder if the reason you don't see more used ones is that dealers probably don't want to take away from new sales, where they make better money? I think it was amusing that my local Harley dealer has several used metric cruisers for sale if you ask, but they are hidden away in a separate building.

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There is used green one at a local dealer for sale here in TN, and he also has a new blue one.

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i bought my green 09 used from a dealer. they had the bike since new, put a 2 bros carbon can on it and used it as a demo. the shop owner put a few k miles on it... then sold it to me with a full factory warranty.

i traded my 04 liter multistrada (that needed $1.5K of maintenance) and a little cash for it.

5K miles later and I'm as stoaked on this bike as the first day i rode it.
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I've been to 4 Kawi dealers that I can think of since I got my V in 12/08 and I have yet to see a used V. Haven't seen too many new ones. Still haven't seen a 2010 model anywhere.


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I have not seen any myself, in the 4-5 dealerships I have been in the past month or two.

Seems most who have bought them, like them

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I've seen a few in our local dealership (two '07's so far), but they appear to move them fairly quickly.

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Yes, I've seen several in PDX metro dealerships. Mostly red '08s, but also a blue '09.


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Nope. Used Verys are rare.
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I've been to 4 Kawi dealers that I can think of since I got my V in 12/08 and I have yet to see a used V. Haven't seen too many new ones. Still haven't seen a 2010 model anywhere.
Bones I have seen A 2010 at flamingo motor sports last weekend it was out back behind the service area. it was in the showroom a few months ago.
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I bought a used 2009 Blue with 2,000 miles at a dealership for $4,200 plus tax/tag/etc. I register and title all my cars in my resident state (I'm military) so I paid $4,200, drove the bike away, and paid all the TN taxes/registration myself.

Bike was completely cherry, with the Kawi top case. Drove it 354 miles back to Omaha the day I got it!
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Got my '08 from a dealer...guy traded it for an FJR...

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