Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: BAck in the US of A!!!
Be happy, you folks. The Versys, (2008 Model) in Uruguay, South America, has a 0 mile price of U$ 15000.00., - out the door, completely standard, nothing added. I have been looking at it with much affection but cannot justify the price. I will have to wait to get back to the USA to achieve my dream of owning one.
In Argentina, I have compared prices, and they have the same tag + 23% Government vehicle Tax........
Having said that, I cant wait to get back home........the Versys is a good ride and extremely comfortable for recently test driven Andean gravel road riding, not off the beaten track, but can take punishment.
I have been riding the Africa Twins (two up) and TransAlp (one up) for the last 8 years (different years, 03,05,07,09)and have been extremely impressed with the reliability, seat position, comfort, response, power outputs and maintenance but neither of these bikes are available in the USA.
I am confident the Versys will adequately replace my Honda's that have carried me, faithfully, all around South America and Africa without inconveniences.
My only complaint at this stage would be the size of the tank. I would install a bigger tank for long distance riding (i.e South American, African or Australian hauls)