Join Date: May 2013
Location: Houston, Tx, USA
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Pulled the Ad - '08 Versys
Early this morning I pulled my Craigslist ad that had my '08 w/22K miles.
Before making my post, I checked the competition and priced mine at what I though was a very reasonable price - $3500 - including a bunch of riding gear goodies & accessories (electric gloves, back rest, chaps/jackets, manuals, etc)
The bike is very clean and well taken care of, has the factory hard bags, recently replaced sprockets & chain, tires only had 3K miles on them. In short, a very nice bike.
But there were no serious inquiries - not even low-ballers! The 2 inquires I got, i'm almost certain, were guys who were my competitors - who have their bikes posted on Craigslist - and have had them posted for months. Both asked, "Is your Versys still for sale?" I never heard back from them.
I've come to the conclusion that the Versys must have a limited audience. Those of us who own one (or 2 or 3, etc) KNOW the "versatility" of the bike. We know how well she handles the open road, twist-ies, etc. We know she's got an incredible amount of power for a 650. She's not a crotch-rocket, she's not a cruiser, she's not a touring bike. But she CAN do all these things. And she can do them very well.
Before posting mine, I realized there were several others here in the Houston area that had been posted for a long time. Therefore I posted the bike with a "Plan B" in mind . . . keep her!
I was trying to sell her because I haven't been riding enough to keep HER happy. You know how these girls can be . . . they want regular attention.
I took her out last Saturday (or maybe it was HER who took ME out!) for a 300 mile day long ride on some beautiful Texas back roads. It was a perfect day for a ride. And she did not disappoint! As I rolled in to my driveway after about 10 hours (several stops and a nice visit with a friend in the country) I realized I was smiling from ear to ear.
"Plan B" here I come !!!!!!!