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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hello.

Im a new rider at 51 years old, and just picked up my first bike, a brand new holdover 2009 Kawasaki Versys in candy plasma blue.

I recently took the Honda basic rider course, and thought for my first bike, the Versys was a real nice choice. Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and say hello.

I'm sure I'll have some questions in the future, so please bear with me. Great looking forum by the way!
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A good way to start off.

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you have got the best model-09 and the best/fast colour-blue..


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Thanks people.

Yes, it was the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course, Honda sponsers it in my area, and is only 7 miles from where I live, there's about a 1 year wait list for the weekend course. $25.00 for the 2-8 hour days. Well worth it I think.

Anyway, I bought the Versys and take delivery on Friday. I'm stoked!
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welcome from west georgia

Sold 2005 honda vtx 1300 bought an '09 versys
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Here's a pic of the bike and me at the dealer. At 6'4 and 255lbs., I love the way this bike feels, I just hope Im not to big for it.

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09 is the best year (LOL)
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Welcome lowendblues: I also snagged a leftover '09 Plasma Blue a year ago; just ticked over 5 grand in Western Pennsylvania. Forum folks are very helpful, willing to share information regarding service, modifications, etc. Great help with DIY projects.
I appreciate the photo of you astride your new ride. You exceed my height by an inch but I will challenge you (with ponderous levity) regarding girth. Now I have an idea of what I must look like on my Versys.
I am reminded of the sage advice offered by Mother Rickenbacker when told by her son that he was going to be a pilot: "Fly low and slow, Eddie." (At least until you get a good dose of experience behind the bars.)
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I am very large also you will be fine!





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The 09 is certainly the best year for the V, but it's too bad you got blue. Everyone knows green is the fastest! Good luck and be safe!
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The 09 is certainly the best year for the V, but it's too bad you got blue. Everyone knows green is the fastest! Good luck and be safe!
Yep! Green means "GO.....FAST"

Seriously, great pic!

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Welcome and happy riding the V.

Present Ride: Yamaha Super Tenere 2012
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2011 to 2015 2011 Versys Spark BlackKawasaki Ninja 2010 to 2011 250R 2008 Plasma Blue
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Picked it up at the dealer last night. What a great ride! I was full of nervous anxiety, but once I got it down the road, the anxiety melted away. I really felt like I was in complete control. A very nimble bike, with plenty of power. I just cant say enough about it.
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on a great bike!
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