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Big problem... Don't know which bike to get

I was a the dealer today and have a major problem. here are 2 bikes that I basically went in to look at. The ER6N and the Versys. I am more interested in the Versys because it looks like it will fit my needs a bit better. I ride to work about 37 miles each way and some back roads hat can get a little bumpy and twisty. It's not my primary mode of ransportation, but it could become more if it's as good as I think. Sounds like I have already chosen...
I'm moving up from a Ninja 500 that just isn't cutting it.
I'm 6' and 230lbs. and the little Ninja is too small.
Anyhow back to my dilemma. I really like the look of the ER and they have a leftover 2009 for $4300. I believe I can get a Versys, leftover '09 for $6000 from the same dealer.
Can anyone help me with some advice please based upon my use and build.
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I was a the dealer today and have a major problem. here are 2 bikes that I basically went in to look at. The ER6N and the Versys. I am more interested in the Versys because it looks like it will fit my needs a bit better. I ride to work about 37 miles each way and some back roads hat can get a little bumpy and twisty. It's not my primary mode of ransportation, but it could become more if it's as good as I think. Sounds like I have already chosen...
I'm moving up from a Ninja 500 that just isn't cutting it.
I'm 6' and 230lbs. and the little Ninja is too small.
Anyhow back to my dilemma. I really like the look of the ER and they have a leftover 2009 for $4300. I believe I can get a Versys, leftover '09 for $6000 from the same dealer.
Can anyone help me with some advice please based upon my use and build.
Get the Versys and enjoy. No regret!


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Get the Versys and enjoy. No regret!
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i have seen 09s going for $4900 on the internet.
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Try sitting on them both and see what feels right to you.
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I am also 6' and 230.. I got an 08 versys and I really like it.. I had to lower the pegs and raise the handlebars to get it to fit and now it's fantastic... you'll like the wider bars and taller stance...lot's of power, flickable.. I think I'll get the 44T rear sproket....go read the posts but this bike really does it all... o rings to fix the mirror vibrations...maybe a new windscreen... you decide...
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what I really meant to say is you really don't have a BIG problem at all... hakuna matata... no worries...
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Fine...
I'll get the Versys.
I'll work on the price with the dealer.
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To me it was a no brainer. I chose the bike with more upright seating to ease any discomfort in my wrists while riding.
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Fine...
I'll get the Versys.
I'll work on the price with the dealer.
All sorted then, next thing you have to do is post pic's of your new toy.
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I bought my Versys based on all the good reviews I read here and magazine articles. I have had many bikes in my life but I think the Versys is definitely the best all around bike I have owned. After putting over 1000 miles on it, I still love the bike. It is the first bike I have had that I can go on long rides and not get saddle sore and tired. The stock seat isn't bad for me at all. I had a FZ1 that was far worse. The Versys is not quit as fun as my XR650R supermoto but close enough. It is a keeper.
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PMR1010- you came to the wrong place if you wanted unbiased advice regarding the purchase of a Versys. Folks here are crazy about that bike.

But I think you will be happy with the purchase- I love mine. It really is an awesome motorcycle and it could not be more aptly named.
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Hey PMR1010, you can of course change the styling of the V to a tourer, commuter, street fighter, or adventure bike if you like. The higher seat height and longer commute will really make the V a bit easier on the body. Choose whatever you like and enjoy it.

About the price...way too much IMHO. Shop around and look for deals, even brand new you can get a much better price! I bought my 09 off the dealer floor for $4772 and Maryland tags/title cost me $430 back in June.

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I know of a dealership about 100 miles away that has one for about $4900. It's tough since there aren't very many Kawasaki dealers around here. Really there are only 2 within an hour of me so they hike up their prices accordingly. I'm trying to lean on 1 of them because my boss is spending a ton of money with them this week. And I'm the one brokering the deal with that so I'd like to see where I can get using that as a bargaining chip.
We shall see...
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and hope you strick a deal for V.
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I know of a dealership about 100 miles away that has one for about $4900. It's tough since there aren't very many Kawasaki dealers around here. Really there are only 2 within an hour of me so they hike up their prices accordingly. I'm trying to lean on 1 of them because my boss is spending a ton of money with them this week. And I'm the one brokering the deal with that so I'd like to see where I can get using that as a bargaining chip.
We shall see...
Now THAT is leverage... it can only make a sweet bike even sweeter.

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Fine...
I'll get the Versys.
I'll work on the price with the dealer.
you have chozen wisely grasshopper....
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You may end up with the cheapest leftover '09 yet, with that carrot.
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Look around for a leftover 09. I just paid $4499 for a new 09. I found mine on CL.
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Chucky, I see one in my area on CL as well, for the same amount but I'm holding out for the local dealer to see my way of thinking.
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