Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Coral Springs, FL
I did it!
After 6 months of deliberation, an MSF course, and much negotiation with the wife, today I rode home from the dealership on my 2009 green Versys. What a glorious ride home!
I got it out the door for $7650.
It was actually my first time riding the V. I had test driven a Sportster and a Buell Uly at the HD dealer. I much preferred the standard Uly over the cruiser, but the power and riding position of the Uly scared me a bit.
I then started looking at other options via the web. I found the SV650 and V Strom to be possibilities and eventually rode a used SV650 but I didnt feel sure it was the one for me. I eventually stumbled onto the Versys and this forum. After reading every possible review of the V and listening to you all rave about it for months, I developed a confidence that the community of experienced riders, and motorcycle journalists likely have a better perspective than me....a new rider (except for dirt bikes as a kid).
So after sitting on the V at the dealership countless times over the last 3 months, I began to feel the V is a great fit for me. It was tough to put down $3000 and sign a loan on a bike I had never ridden, but that feeling is gone after the ride home today.
The bike is everything you guys and the journalists have written, and more! I am so glad to be a motorcyclist and look forward to becoming and expert rider as my skills improve.
Thank you for all of your advise in this decision, whether it was asked directly by me or by another, your responses have been essential to my search for the right bike.
Any other lurkers who are considering the V.....believe the hype!
I will report my experiences as I learn more about this thing.
Thanks and God Bless!