Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Valley of the Scum, AZ
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? for Inseam Challenged V Owners: Can I love a Versys?
Almost pulled the trigger today on a new '09 Versys. I love the bike but I have a 30/31" inseam and had a few MINOR concerns. Throwing my leg up over the seat takes a little effort, but as I mounted it more it did seem to get better; at least I could do it on one try but my leg still drug across the seat. Once I got on though, it was quite comfortable to sit on. While my feet would not go completely flat on the ground, I could get the front half of each foot down and felt pretty stable at rest on the bike and could comfortably move it around the limited area without much effort. But right now it was just SO much easier getting on/off the 650 Ninja next to it.
I understand that there are lower seats available for it but, with getting back into biking after a 27+ year absence, I have the additional costs of all the other gear (helmet, gloves, protective wear etc.) plus the crash bars, lock 'n stuff, that I cannot afford this additional expense right now.
What I am asking you vertically challenged Versys owners is "Are you able to comfortably adapt to the little bit taller seat and have confidence that you aren't gonna fall over at some point?" (Yeah, stupid question, I know. But, what the Hey.) I feel pretty confident I could deal with it on a daily basis but, I have not had to do it so far. So I want to ask the 'experts' on the matter. Thank you.