THE VERSYS IS DEAD – LONG LIVE THE VERSYS!
I seriously ‘bent’ my Black 2010 Versys 650 ABS, my “LD ‘bike, on the way to Renmark on 7th April 2017, luckily in company with mate, who just happens to be a doctor (on the forum as “OX-34”).
About 11:30 am, half-way between Nyngan and Cobar, west of Hermidale, just over a slight rise, hit a ‘Roo at approx. 110 kph.
I won’t bore you with the gory details; suffice to say I experienced the full ‘Trauma Team’ at Dubbo Base Hospital, released after four days, albeit in a wheelchair.
“ATGATT” was bloody good ‘Insurance’, and I didn’t begrudge the Team cutting the Klim pants & Jacket off (and Skinz, Merino top & leggings, and socks!).
Swann Insurance paid up the full original purchase price of the Klim gear. Arai XD-3 helmet trashed also, but did it’s job well. Boots worn right through on one side, and sole partly ripped off on the other foot. Gloves RS as well.
Already visited AdventureMoto, new Klim Jacket, Pants and Helmet acquired. Still looking at boots and gloves.
Insurance Assessor rang me from the dealer, and started with “You know it’s a write-off don’t you”?
The dealer had stopped counting at $8,500 in parts, not counting the $1,200 each for the front forks, and not including labour! Looked like a bent main frame as well…..
So, what to do? With Min. War & Finance’s ‘blessing’ (more like “For Better or For Worse, But Not for Lunch”) I started on a Short List, then Peter/Ox realised he had to do a ‘Bike-Count Rationalisation’, so, I now have a 2015 Orange Versys 650 ABS!
Now, once I can walk properly, and get rid of the second cast on my RH pinky, I may get to ride again!