Versys In California - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Question Versys In California

I am really interested in buying a Versys but it doesn't look like they are sold in California. Does anybody know why? Also, do you know if it is possible to buy out of state and bring it in?
Will is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 01:36 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I've heard...

Iíve heard that it has to do with emissions Ė the 2008 is does not meet California standards, but the 2009 will. I donít think you could bring one in from another state and operate the vehicle legally, but donít quote me.
Chris is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
wait

I guess I'll just have to wait until that one comes out. Other than the emissions do you know of any changes that are going to come with the 2009?
Will is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 10:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
?

I haven't heard of any changes (other than emissions) for the 2009 model. Maybe there will be a choice of colors next year.
Chris is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 11:41 AM
Member
 
Enemy Zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I believe that the bike can be brought in from another state as long as it has 7,500 miles on it. From what I remember that was what I was told when a guy bought my last bike from me.
Enemy Zero is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Any idea why 7,500 miles is the lucky number? At 7,500 I might as well wait, there probably aren't a whole lot with that many miles in the States yet. I hope they come out with some new colors in USA, I like the black one and the silver one, red isn't my style.
Will is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-09-2008, 12:25 PM
Member
 
Enemy Zero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
This is the quote from the California DMV site:
Quote:
What Is Considered a New Vehicle?

California law considers any vehicle with less than 7,500 miles on the odometer when acquired by a California resident or business to be a new vehicle. This holds true whether or not the vehicle has been registered in another state. If you acquire a new vehicle from another state, you may not subsequently drive it to accumulate over 7,500 miles to circumvent the law. DMV cannot accept an application to register the vehicle, and you cannot register or operate the vehicle in California.
A lot of good info is on that page actually. From what I can see there may be a few ways around it. Also from what people have said, the 2009 Versys is supposed to be available in California with the proper emissions equipment. They may even have another choice of colors. I know the European models get Green and Blue this year so maybe they are next for us.

The DMV site I found the info on:
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures...cts/ffvr29.htm

Last edited by Enemy Zero; 03-09-2008 at 12:27 PM.
Enemy Zero is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEW 2009 VERSYS in California jeanmicheladdor General Discussions - V-650 19 10-03-2008 04:39 PM
California needs the Versys too. Mu Kiss General Discussions - V-650 16 09-22-2008 06:42 PM
2009 Versys "California Delay" Still Hope ! JCJLINKS General Discussions - V-650 4 09-22-2008 06:26 PM
09 Versys in california? LAVersys General Discussions - V-650 16 07-08-2008 08:47 PM
Versys web stalker from California CJBrian Member Introductions 3 05-24-2008 02:46 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome