The Versys goes for its first ride to England (UK)
Living on a small Island (30 by 15 miles) makes it necessary at times to escape and take the bike for a good ride. My son Mark and I decided to take my new Versys and his VFR over to the UK for a few days - we planned to look at the Peak District a favourite biking area.
First job is to get off the Island and that requires a 4 hour boat trip to Heysham; we took the evening boat which got us to the UK at 23:30hrs and then a short ride to park up in a hotel for the night.
On the second day we rode to our destination and it was very cold wet and windy, but we enjoyed the good roads and being able to ride for some hours.
We stayed overnight in Chesterfield and the third day we manage many miles around the beautiful area. We stopped at a number of popular bike locations (only sighted two other Versys) and the weather was sunny but a little cold with some snow on the top roads; good biking weather.
Our last day was the trip back for the afternoon boat and another 4hrs sailing before we returned to the Isle of Man.
The verdict for the Versays first real trip was "a great bike, made for the road and a pleasure to ride".
Last edited by GD0NFN; 04-04-2009 at 05:57 PM.