Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Just South of Cincinnati
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Just purchased a 2015 Versys 650 LT from a good riding friend of mine. 5,400 miles on the clock so virtually new. He just bought a 2016 Triumph Tiger and felt the two bikes were a little to similar. After 17,300 miles of riding on my 2015 Super Tenere and Honda NC700 I decided to go to one bike and downsize from the heft of the S10.
I sold both bikes fairly quickly and settled a deal with my friend on the Versys. He plans to add a 300cc BMW when they are in the showrooms to keep his Tiger company. With about 300 miles on the Versys I am very impressed. Few bikes have what I call "balance" across the board. The Versys is one of them with the right level of power, suspension, ergonomics, brakes etc.
I am in the process of setting it up to my liking and the Board as already been very helpful. I don't know how long the one-bike thing will work and there will probably be a T-120 Triumph Bonneville to keep the Versys company this year or next. At 68 I plan to enjoy my retirement on some lighter equipment putting on some miles.
Ken (in Kentucky)