New rider here...
New rider here... going to be taking my MSF course here in about a month, and looking to purchase my first bike after that.
I'm VERY strongly considering the Versys as my first bike. One thing is that I am a big guy (Think John Goodman! LOL!)... 6'1", 300lbs, with a long inseam. Had a chance to sit on one of these bikes already, and it fits me well. Can stand and comfortably plant both feet on the ground, controls easy to reach, etc.
Also the fact that where I live has a lot of twisties, mountain roads, and sometimes rough roads. That coupled with good MPG and handling it seems like this bike would be a perfect choice.
The only real question I have is just how suitable is the Versys as a beginner bike? Thing is, I don't fit well on sportbikes at all (way too cramped for me, plus looking like a circus bear on a bicycle), so that pretty well rules out the Ninja 500/650 for me. Likewise, not so certain I want to start off on a big cruiser either.
I'll probably post this question on the forums later, but in the meantime, any thoughts or comments would be appreciated! Thanks!
Last edited by Reindeer; 09-24-2008 at 08:04 PM.