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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 10:12 PM
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One ride sode me as well. The Versys is a very fun machine. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the welcome! I've already read good tips on windscreens, luggage, fuel grade, seats, etc. Looking forward to getting the most out of my ride!
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Welcome and good choice. My last bike was a V-Strom and I was considering the Shiver (the dealer had a great blow-out price for 2010's) but the Versys just felt better to me. Love the V and no regrets at all.

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Good to have another Texan on board. Now, it it would just cool off a little! As I get older, I find my tolerance for heat is greatly reduced................... along with other things.

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