Just started riding and Versys is first bike
Been reading this forum for several weeks getting tons of great information about my new motorcycle. Figured it was time to register and introduce myself.
I am a Phoenix, AZ native who has been dreaming about motorcycles for years. I have spent lots of time on two wheels, but they all required pedaling. After my last accident on my downhill bike that did a real number on my elbow, I was unable to mountain bike. So, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to finally take the 2-day motorcycle course and see if I liked it.
Well after the first hour of track time I was hooked. Couldn't believe I had waited this long to try riding. Aced the 2-day class on all counts and ran out to get myself some wheels. After doing lots and lots of internet research I decided that the Versys was the perfect bike for my commute and to allow me to take some trips up into the mountains.
I have about 400 miles on the bike in the last 3 weeks and so far am I am extremely happy. Everything is still stock, but I have added a Cramp Buster paddle for my throttle and the Bags-Connection City tank bag based on reviews posted here. The only issue I am having is dealing with wind on our freeways here. Not sure if its because I am a newbie, or if this bike is just prone to it, but man do I get knocked around on the freeway.
Anyway, glad to join the forum and looking forward to more reading and maybe some future posts.