Brought home new Versys
I picked up my new 2012 V this afternoon. I like it but will want to make some changes to it. The grips are too small. I've got a little bit of arthritis in my hands and need fatter grips.
I stayed within 5k rpm on the way back. I couldn't go as low as 4k and keep up with traffic. There's a little bit of handlebar buzz in the 4k-5k range. Maybe some bar end weights would help.
I did run up to about 5300-5400 for about 15-20 seconds and there was fairly significant buzzing starting in the saddle. Not sure what can be done about that.
The horn is very weak. I'll want to change that.
The windscreen is very small. I'll want a larger one. There's a lot of noise and buffeting with the postage stamp screen on there now.
I want to add more lights front and back to be more conspicuous to others.
The pegs are a little high and a little rearward to be most comfortable.
The seat is too high and I'll probably want the lowering kit for it.
I need, want that is, some bags but don't know whether I want soft or hard bags.
This is from a ride of about 48 miles, mostly highway, from the dealer to the house. I'm sure I'll come to more definitive thoughts as time and miles go by.