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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from picking up a 2008 Versys from a great guy in Duluth. It looks like it just came off the showroom floor. 2165 miles.

V-Strom 1000 gone...Versys in! Looking forward to hanging out here with you all, and enjoying this great bike.

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Put 80 miles on it last night, and all I can say is WOW! I love it. Much smoother and quieter than my V-Strom 1000 ever was, and I thought that was smooth. I even feel like the bike fits me better.

The only complaint I have is that darn seat..ouch. But, I knew that going into this, and the stock seats on most bikes are pretty dismal anyhow.

Thanks for the welcome all......

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Rochester, MN - isn't that the home of the Mayo Clinic? Oh yes, and a new-to-you Versys. What more could you ask for?

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Hey jfinnan, I also just sold a DL1000 in favor of a Versys. And my first bike (first two bikes actually) were Excess 650's. They may both be parallel twins but I have to say that the Versys represents a considerable upgrade

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Put 80 miles on it last night, and all I can say is WOW! I love it. Much smoother and quieter than my V-Strom 1000 ever was, and I thought that was smooth. I even feel like the bike fits me better.

The only complaint I have is that darn seat..ouch. But, I knew that going into this, and the stock seats on most bikes are pretty dismal anyhow.

Thanks for the welcome all......
Welcome! You have a great bike there, but I must agree with you on the stock seat. I've got a Corbin and couldn't be happier. Have fun!
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PDSF....couldn't agree with you more. This bike is awesome, and I haven't even toured on it yet. I don't miss the DL1000 AT ALL.

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