New Versys Owner from Texas
Greetings! This is Tim from Arlington, TX. Yesterday, I brought home my first motorcycle: a new 2009 green Versys. I've been riding for about two years, renting mostly Harleys and an occasional BMW or Honda. I didn't really want a cruiser, and definitely did not want a high-strung sport bike, but I have an affinity for "all-rounders." Under consideration were the Versys, V-Strom, Aprilia Shiver 750, plus other models that struck me as slightly unconventional. I've just been waiting for the right opportunity. So here's how I got my V:
Last weekend, I saw that Kawasaki was holding a factory demo event nearby, so I decided to check it out. I signed up to ride a Versys (2011), and I was sold by the time I got to third gear. At the end of the ride, Kawi was giving out $500 certificates to use for purchasing a new bike. The time had arrived. A few dealers in the area listed generous discounts on leftover 2009s, and I got the dealer closest to me to match the lowest price I could find, plus I got to use the $500 certificate toward the down payment. A few hours later, I drove off the dealer's lot with a new, lime green Versys!!
I'm looking forward to learning from other riders, as well as meeting up with other Versys enthusiasts!