I just joined the forum today after lurking for a week or so. To try and make a long story short....
I just moved to western NC last Fall, and since then I've been wanting to get a bike again. It's been about 15 years since. Anyway, if you're familiar with the area, you know why it's killing me. "Tail of the Dragon" is 45 minutes away. Countless mountain logging roads surround me. Wayehutta ORV trails are 15 minutes from home. Even the average neighborhood street here is 10 times more exciting than the Texas roads I used to ride on.
Anyway, I really like the Versys and I'd like to buy soon. The problem is that NO ONE has a 2010's in stock, 2011's aren't out yet, and when they are, they'll probably get top dollar.
So, the question I have is this....if you all (who own a '08-'09 Versys right now) were in my shoes, do you think that the 2010-and-on improvements (suspension, engine mounts...what else?) justify the extra cost and wait time? The cheapest I've seen a 2010 listed - if you can find one - is for $7K. On the other hand, I could pick up a used '08 for around $4,000-$4500 around here. What do you all think? For what it's worth, I can afford paying for a new one....but that being said, I'd like to spend my money wisely.
Thanks in advance for y'all's help! (or as they say around here, "y'uns help").