Thanks Guys! I am now a Versys owner!
First off, I sincerely thank all of you that have replied to my previous posts over the past several days. The input you have provided solidified my desire to own a Versys and I learned some lessons along the way. THANKS!
Well, I finally worked a deal and the dealer delivered the bike to my place of employment.
BIG MISTAKE! Not really... everyone getting off work saw me with the dealer's rep going over the bike. My ass was busted like you can't believe! Everything fom "nice bike" to I like your new VESPA! It was all in good nature though.
I had an audiance when it was time to ride it home. I was delaying in an attempt to get everyone to leave, but they wouldn't have any part of it. They all knew I had a lot of experience on MX bikes, but had never ridden a true strret bike. I begged them to leave so I could aclimate myself to the bike, but they wouldn't go!
I heard comments like, "double the ditch on your way out", show us a big wheelie". I was so nervous on my first ride out of the lot! It turned out good and I tip toed my way out... ha ha...
Anyway, it was getting late so I was only able to log about 28 miles before it got dark and I had to get home and let the poor dog out!
I must say, this is a sweet bike! It is much more comfortable and smooth compare to my KTM 525 EXC Racing. Now, I must say the power falls far short of the KTM, but the bike is a blast to ride. I'm still getting my feet under me riding on the street, so I'll be able to put it through the paces a little more soon.
In a nutshell, I am thrilled with the bike. It is so different from what I'm use to riding.
In closing, I again thank each of you that have submitted replies and helped me reach this decision.
Now I need to go out and find a street helmet. My MX helmet is way too loud with the wind noise.
What is the first recommendation you guys have to get the bike dialed in?
I'd like to ride with someone this weekend! Anyone in the Edgewater area that wants to go out? The weather is going to be great!
1975 Kawasaki MC90
1977 Yamaha YZ100
1980 Yamaha YZ100
1980 Yamaha YZ125
1981 Yamaha YZ125
1982 Yamaha YZ125
1983 Yamaha YZ125
1984 Honda CR125
1996 Yamaha PW80 (son's)
1999 Kawasaki KX250
2001 Suzuki PW50 (son's)
2001 Yamaha YZ125
2003 Kawasaki KLX110 (son's)
2005 KTM 525 EXC Racing w/Motard set up
2009 Kawasaki Versys - I like this street bike thing...
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