Join Date: May 2011
Location: Missouri, south of Kansas City
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Greetings from Missouri!
This is my first post here... been lurking on & off for a little while trying to learn about the Versys. I test drove one last weekend at a Kawasaki Test Ride Event & I liked the way it handled (actually took it out 4-5 times). Kawi gave out $500 discount incentives at the test drive. I took the plunge & bought one yesterday. A new 2011. I think I got a good deal at $6200.00?
Now I'm trying to figure out what farkles I want to personalize it with. The seat sits a little too high for me (I'm 5'7"), its manageable but I'd really like to be able to put both feet on the ground at stops. So my first mod is to look into options on lowering it 2-3 inches. Also, want to put crash bars & engine plating on it, hand guards, larger windscreen, & bags.
I want to dress my Versys up for travel/camping adventures. My commuter bike is a Vulcan 500.
A little about me. I live south of Kansas City, Missouri. I'm a sports medicine physician, beginning to semi retire - work part-time. I want to do progressively longer motorcycle travel. Been reading over at ADVrider & HUBB forums... I'm not ready to "cash out" & go but I'd like to do long weekends to multiweek trips.
Started riding back in the 70's... got away from it for several years after being hit head on. I started riding again this past March when I bought a new (2009) Vulcan 500LTD. Been having fun riding the Vulcan and got the "bug" again and wanted a travel/adventure bike (GS, Tiger, V-Strom, Versys, etc...) decided on the Versys after riding, comparing $$$ & features...
I welcome any & all suggestions on Mods & Farkles for my Versys... Links would be greatly appreciated...