I flew down to Dallas last week and bought my Versys at Kawasaki City in Irving, Texas. Great shop. their prices are clearly listed on the internet. I only took a week off from work so zig-zagged back to Seattle on some of my favorite back roads (3612 miles).
A few observations; I changed oil @ 500 miles (20/50 Castrol), have not added oil since. Gas mileage went from a low of 38.1 (high winds) in Wyoming to a high of 62.4, I'd say 55-60 is average @ touring speeds. Speedo is off (high)by 5mph @ 70 indicated. Top speed, 117 indicated, 109 actual. The only weakness are the tires, they are shot already, I've ordered a set of Avon Storms which should last 10,000+ miles. I've been riding for 46 years and have owned a lot of motorcycles, this Versys could be one of the best. Ride safe.
Last edited by DBD34; 06-10-2008 at 05:19 PM.