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I want the 2012 Versys

Howdy. Looking to get my first new Kawasaki and I'm sold on the Versys. Is anyone having problem with delivery from Japan? None of the dealers I've checked in Atlanta have received their Versys orders yet. Something about trouble with manufacturing because of the Tsunami disaster last year. I've notice there was only one member in CA that got the new 2012.
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I believe I read that the newer V's are made in Thailand? Somebody correct me.

A quick cycletrader search for a 2012 Versys within 100 miles of you came up here!
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Bit of a global thing as it taking a while for the bike economy to get back into full swing
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That explains it

If you're right Capn Kirk, than the situation is worse because Thailand had their own flooding which is reeking havoc in global supply chain for computer hard disks and IC manufacturing not to mention all the other manufacturing that goes on in Thailand. BTW, bike dealers in Cycle Trader all show new Versys but they don't have any 2012 in stock.
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I bought a 2012 V about a month ago in Flagstaff, AZ. It had to be shipped in from a dealer in Sacramento, CA. You can either go that route (have your dealer find one and negotiate to have it sent from another dealer), or you can wait until an ordering period opens up and your dealer can order directly from Kawasaki.

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Versys are made in Thailand and due to the recent floods in Bangkok there are some delay in supply, but that should not be long as everything has return to norm.



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You're the ONE that got the new one!

Gee Sykes, I think you're the one and only one I saw in this forum that got the new 2012 Versys. Thanks for the suggestion but dealers don't have the new bikes to swap or deal with another dealer. You sure you didn't get the all-black 2010 Versys? Because I tried to find a new 2010 all-black Versys but everyone around the Southeast was sold out of 'em. And I'm being told they can't find a dealer in the country who has a 2012! I'd check the manufactures tag on the frame to see when the bike was built. Your bike may be new, but it might be from 2010. The all-black look awefully alike.
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I'd check the manufactures tag on the frame to see when the bike was built. Your bike may be new, but it might be from 2010. The all-black look awefully alike.
He has the black on black 2012. From his thread about it :

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He has the black on black 2012. From his thread about it :
Yeah, I knew that because the 2010 has silver parts. I was just teasing. And that is the only 2012 I've seen here! hehe
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If I had been reeeealy smart about my money, I would have probably looked for a good used 2010 or 11. But I sort of said "eff it" on this and bit the bullet. I'm very happy with my purchase, so I'm not looking back... no regrets!

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Cycle Trader has several 2012's near Kinnesaw...

http://www.cycletrader.com/Kawasaki%...,MI,FL,PSN,VWS

There are still a couple of 2011's out there too... you might could wheel and deal on the 2011 and save a good bit to be put toward farkles...

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If I had been reeeealy smart about my money, I would have probably looked for a good used 2010 or 11. But I sort of said "eff it" on this and bit the bullet. I'm very happy with my purchase, so I'm not looking back... no regrets!
Ditto.

Did look for a few months for used V's around here with not alot of luck.

Saw the 2012 black/black at a show in Daytona at the speedway.

A few weeks later (with the 250.00 off Kawi event coupon, & the local dealer eager to boost month end sales..) Very happy with this one. It's just a great bike.
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I bought my yellow/black '12 versys last friday and I live in central Illinois. I think I got lucky that a dealer close to me actually had one
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I bought my yellow/black '12 versys last friday and I live in central Illinois. I think I got lucky that a dealer close to me actually had one
Oooooo...I love the yellow/black

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I had to wait 4 months to get my 2010 from CA. Two dealers here said sorry cann't get it. The third dealer said I will try. Not much out here! One 2011 thats it! No 2012s.





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No sign of flood related backlog on the Versys in Malaysia, Thailand's neighbour. Don't think the supply is affected much .... so there should be 2012 Versys, business as usual, unless the dealer hasn't been able to get one.

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