My '09' is my first ever motorcycle.
Spent a year researching.
Sat on dozens of bikes...nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing felt right or grabbed me. (though my second choice would have been the little 500cc Royal Enfield...sounds fickle I know but...Hey!..it's all about the passion, right?).
I crossed upon the Versys MOTY article in 'Motorcyclist Magazine'...which lead me to 'our' forum.
spent a few weeks lurking then came that fateful day last October 2009.
I went to my dealer......sat on the bike and, and, and, beyond all hope.....
The Versys felt right. better than right...she felt PERFECT!!!
OMG!!!! 6000 miles later and I love my bike more than ever.
Kawasaki really did something.....miraculously wonderful!... when they put together our lil scooter. ( a rare thing IMHO ).
(and I can't help but think that in years to come the KLE-650 will be looked upon as a benchmark in motorcycle design
So, in the end....patience, research and most of all, everyone here at the best forum ever
helped me to make an informed decision.
...and while I'm at it...thanks again my brothers....you cats is the best.
(Special 'shoutout' to 'Bear'...he he he ...for egging me on to 'pull the trigger
FYI...I got 1500 off list price (not to bad a deal though if I waited till now I could of saved a bundle) cuz it was end of season here in Michigan...no regrets...cuz if ya wait forever...all you have to show for that is.....nothing but a pocket full of cash.
So I say go for it.....get the first Gen '09' mean green... Buy a piece of history in the making and ride baby ride!
Cuz life is short....but not too
OK...I'll shut-up now.