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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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returning rider so impressed by versys

i want to introduce myself.

i'm a returning rider with a recently acquired msf card and a newly minted license from the great state of new york.

(i haven't ridden in 25+ years)

i'm 6'1''/191lbs (lost 23lbs during the past 12 months!) with a 32.5" inseam.

i'm looking for a bike to do some light commuting, and the occasional saturday/sunday morning jaunt up/down the hudson river valley/northeast.

and so i found myself at a local kawasaki dealer.

the 650r was nice but with a wee bit too much of a forward lean.

i very much liked the seating position of the er6n. odd looking bike but i liked.

and then i sat on an orange and black 2012 versys.


was i so impressed with the sit up and beg seating, the view from the riding position, the pull from the 650 engine.

man, i need to find $8k or something used.

anyone in the nyc metro area riding a versys?

be well.

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Bittin' by the bug. It is an amazing do-all ride. Go luck in your hunt. And welcome.

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Welcome. You came to the right place. I was 29 years between rides. I bought a 2008 Versys a year ago. The Versys was the right choice for me for all the reasons you mentioned.
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Had my orange 08 3 years and still get a big kick out of riding her, hope you can find a good deal over there.
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