Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Cave Junction, Oregon
I'm now 47 years old and back on my feet after spending 7 years in an electric wheelchair. It had full electronic seating with leg elevation for what started as a diagnosis at age 28 of degenerative disc disease with complete disc herniation at several levels. This quickly progressed with help of numerous failed fusion surgeries (eight fusion surgeries and nine spinal surgeries for a total of seventeen at this point) to failed back syndrome with nerve damage and uncontrollable spasms causing the loss of use of my legs and an eventual broken neck at the C2 level when they gave out. I now own and ride an '09 Versys 650 and I absolutely love it! I never thought I would be able to walk again more than a foot or two let alone get back on a bike, but thanks to an incredible doctor and a Medtronic implanted morphine pump I'm on it every opportunity I get. Having the first four discs removed and replaced with cadaver bone, pins, plates, and screws I'm not comfortable in any seat very often. Except for my Versys' riding position which was seemingly made from a mold of me in the most comfortable position I could find. 80% of my bike time is with my beautiful wife Lori of 26 years seated behind me and we have an absolute blast. I find the upright seating position, well balanced power band, low weight, and sporty attitude under any riding condition adding up to what I believe is the perfect balance of comfort, nimble agility, and full throttle twisting fun with or without a passenger. A great bike for anyone, a top pick for those of us with back issues! Thanks for the opportunity to throw my opinion out there as well. Brian
Last edited by bdjonesjr; 01-05-2018 at 08:28 PM.