New Versys rider here. In fact, so new I haven't even picked it up yet! I've test ridden the same model (2008) here in Sydney and she's the bike for me. I'll fly to Brisbane earlier next week with a cheque in my pocket and meet my new ride at the airport. 1000km straight back to Sydney in one day will give me time to get the feel for her! I'm told she doesn't 'buzz' so this will definitely test that out
I'm currently a BMW F650 rider. BUT, I am so sick of paying through nose for everything. Not only is it unreliable but when it does break down it costs ****e-loads! Enoughs enough, back to Kawasaki.
I've been trawling through the web researching the V and it looks like the most reliable, cheap to fix, cheap to modify etc etc bike you can find. 'Soft feeling rear brake' and 'buzz in the cowls that can be easily fixed' are basically the only two problems that seem to crop up. Jump on the F650 site (chain gang) and have a look at the maintenance section! WTF?!?!
So, bye bye beemer - anybody want to buy it off me?
and hello Versys!! (well, hello on Tuesday!)
BTW, in Australia the only colour you can get new is black and there is only one bike for sale second hand on the whole of the internet that is not kwaka green. Whats with that? Yellow looks cool, so does red. hmmmm, Australia not ready for the far out wacky colours (like blue, red and yellow) of the rest of the world?!?!
Anyway, thats me. If you're in oz and heading to the Snowy Ride this year, keep an eye out for a dude with a white helmet with a big 'N' on the back, grinning on top of a green V. That'll be me!
I'll tell you all how the 1000 kays straight off the bat goes next week...