[While I have previously posted an introduction, this one is my official intro with the new bike.]
Well it's been an interesting couple of weeks but this evening I picked up my 2017 Versys 650 LT in titanium. 0 miles on the odometer as I pulled away from the dealership. Admittedly a bit apprehensive that I was going to be the one to actually check to see if the brakes worked, clutch worked, it shifted, etc. First time for me buying a bike with no miles on it.
One thing for anyone also buying a 2017 in titanium, the side cases should have titanium colored tops and trim pieces. On my bike they are black but there was a mass notification to all dealerships that this configuration is not correct. How do I know? I'm the one that triggered it. Doh!
I traded in my 2015 Harley Davidson Forty-Eight and wow, what a difference. I knew it would be "different" because the two bikes are not even remotely close to each other but the transmission is SO buttery smooth on the Kawi.
Quick summary of bikes over the past 10 years: Big Bear Choppers Venom ProStreet, Yamaha FJR1300AE, Buell Ulysses XT, HD Street Glide, Kawasaki KLX250SF, Triumph Bonneville SE, Buell Lightning (XB12Scg), HD Forty-Eight,
... and now this gem: