Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Mobile, Alabama
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Introduction and Versys question.
Hello everyone. My name is Matt. I stumbled on this forum while reading about the Versys, and I have found a lot of great info here. I have been bitten by the motorcycle bug pretty hard. I was bitten in 2003, spent months researching and reading, then finally squished the idea. In 2010 I was bitten again. This time I spent more time reading and researching. Finally squishing the idea again! Now of course it's 2012 and I'm tired of denying myself this.
I'm 30 years old, married and have a 1 year old daughter. I have scheduled the MSF course for the 24th of September and will not buy a bike until after the course. I may even wait until after the first of the year. My wife and I are having a house built and I will have a garage at that time.
This bike will be for pleasure riding around town and some trips. I would like to eventually, after getting some experience, ride two up with my wife for weekend trips. I really dig the looks of the versys. I've read a ton of reviews and posts on this forum and I think I want to get the bike. I'm a bit concerned about the height. I sat on a versys at my local dealer and I could touch, but not flat footed (I have a 30" inseam, 5'8" 220lbs). I did love the seating position and the salesman mentioned that you could see over most vehicles on this bike(something I have read here as well), which would be great for traffic.
I plan on buying the verys used, 2-4 years old. I'm mainly wanting to know if this would be a good bike for what I'm wanting to do, and if it would fit me. I have seen the lowering kit at motowerk.com, would this be recommended for me?
Also, I'm still torn between spending 2k-2.5k on a 250 to learn on first. I do realize it would just be a "first" bike and something that I would replace after some time. I'm not opposed to this route. In fact unless there is a majority agreement that this route is not the way to go, I'm getting a used ninja first.
Anyways, there's my "story". Glad to have found a forum. Let me know what you guys think!