Not knocking the versys at all it has been a GREAT and ideal first bike for me. It allowed me to precisely what I like and dislike in a motorcycle. It rides great, has very good MPG, and always started every time the first time. those are the things that i really very much like about the bike. But I could just never get it to fit me right. I am far to upright to the point to where I was/am leaning back a little putting ALOT of pressure on my lower back, and I have a good back. This would cause me to have to stop/stand and walk around more than I liked to. I had tried many things to try and solve that problem and it did help out quite a bit but it was still there. So the search was on.
Well I tried out many different motorcycles to find the one that gave me the position that i was looking for. Trues out the yamaha FZ-1 has it. It puts a little more weight in my hands (the versys put none, literally) and I forward enough to keep all of the pressure from being on my lower back. While that was all fine and good but I just thought that it was too expensive hence the name of the thread. I went to a different dealer
the other day and there it was and of course I went over to it to look at it. Then I noticed a tag on it. I though that was interesting because this dealer does not post its prices. This bike had one though and they put it on clearance because it was an 09 and the 2010's are coming. I was like sweet but how much are they going to hose me on a trade in you know. Once again though they surprised me because they were more than fair on that as well. Then I was like ok so I will get screwed on insurance seeing I am 26 years old and am looking at a liter bike. The guy gave me a number of a local insurance rep. and that fixed that problem. I am actually paying about half of what I was one the versys for insurance!!
Well that all being said I am going to pick it up tomorrow and let the versys, my first moto pal
, to pick up my new moto pal
I will not be leaving this place though because it is still chalked full of great info and great people that I want to go ride with one day.
So see you guys (and gals
) but just with a new bike.