New member from Victoria, MN here. I purchased a 2009 green Versys yesterday. New 0 miles on it. I paid $5299 minus $500 Kawi Demo days coupon minus $3700 for the Ninja 250 I won in the Ticket to Ride sweepstakes. So I have out of pocket costs of about $1100.00 plus of course the Tax, Title and License fees. I think I got a pretty good deal. Now I can start using all the money saved to customize the V to my exact preferences.
I also have a 2007 Honda 919 that i ride alot. Both bikes are gonna be a blast. I have already learned much about the V from this forum. The info I gained here confinced me to buy the V. Well, the info and the test ride.