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Greetings from New River, Arizona. I am a new Versys owner. My wonderful husband taught me to ride a motorcycle 2 years ago on a 2009 Super Sherpa. We are full-time RV'ers and spent this past summer in Moab, Utah riding the trails. We have since sold our dual sports and after much searching, sitting on different bikes and reading, I felt the V was for me. I had never ridden a street bike before and was nervous about the weight and speed difference. My Super Sherpa was no speed demon. I could have had any bike I wanted but, I actually felt a "connection" or a "perfect fit" when I sat on the Versys. I found a 2008 with 5,900 miles and Givi hard bags for a terrific price. It became my 4th anniversary present! Thanks honey!
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Welcome from another 2008 Versys owner - red of course!

Enjoy, and ride safely!

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Thanks for the nice welcome. I have tried posting on other forums and was never answered. It's nice to see people out there who make "New comers" welcome.
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Welcome to a great support site and happy anniversary. We celebrated our 30th last week.
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... I had never ridden a street bike before and was nervous about the weight and speed difference...


Donít be nervous about the weight & speed ó On the street itís the other drivers that one needs to worry about

Stay sharp, wear ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) and have fun!
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Donít be nervous about the weight & speed ó On the street itís the other drivers that one needs to worry about

Stay sharp, wear ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) and have fun!
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You better believe it! Phoenix in the winter months is quite possibly the most dangerous driving in America. I'm happy to be north of Phoenix's busy areas.

So far, this bike, weight and all, is so much easier to maneuver slowly than my Sherpa. I giggle every time I ride it.
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You better believe it! Phoenix in the winter months is quite possibly the most dangerous driving in America. I'm happy to be north of Phoenix's busy areas.

So far, this bike, weight and all, is so much easier to maneuver slowly than my Sherpa. I giggle every time I ride it.
I imagine just about everyone has his or her favorite "worst drivers" city. Though I don't live there, my vote would be Boston, although Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Atlanta, Phoenix, Chicago, Miami, Birmingham, and (insert your favorite here) are also prime candidates.

Phoenix in the winter months? Ah yes, that's probably because it's populated by elderly people from small, low-density traffic towns in the upper mid-west, known lovingly as snow birds, aka "near-deads". Oh, don't become offended folks. Though not from the upper mid-west, I'm nearing that stage of life much to my dismay. My winter home is in a "retirement community" where my Two Brothers exhaust is not looked upon very kindly. I'm sensitive to the fact that a few good throttle blips might cause a rash of heart attacks.


Ride as if you're invisible and, if possible, mount a pair of Klingon disruptors just to be safe. Though hard to come by,they leave no troublesome rubble I'm told.

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