So, just for the record I already dropped the bike a couple of weeks ago before I even joined this forum.
Needless to say, dropping a brand new bike is ... well ... horrible.
Thankfully both the bike and I survived unscathed.
The bike has a scratch on the left handlebar tip but that's it.
However, of all the bad things I imagined would happen on a bike, dropping it in my driveway, while backpedalling out of my parking spot, wasn't on top of my list.
Surprise suprise (or maybe not) the bike is a dream to manouver at any speed above 10 mph.
The closer the speed gets to 0 the more I get the feeling that "it's dropping".
At zero walking it forward or backwards, I really feel like the bike wants to get on the ground.
Granted, I have had the bike for 3 weeks at most ... and I am NOT an experienced rider.
Also, I'm getting Barkbusters, rigid side bags and an engine protector cage.
So if I drop it again, the bike should be ok.
But my question remains: is it just me being a total n00b? or is the Versys really naturally tricky to handle in tight spots for everyone, regardless of experience?
And don't worry about offending me. If I'm a noob, I'm a noob.
For the record (so you can see what happened):
Yes, the bike is ok.
And so am I.
Or maybe I'm just "traumatized" about dropping it and now I'm paranoid about it.