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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-15-2018, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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First Ride on 2008 Versys 650

Hi All,

Just downsized from my long-loved 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250. Checking the forum for any ideas and already learned some stuff. Put over 200 miles on yesterday riding in the Phoenix area. Have to get used to less overall power, but I am an older lady who just needed a lighter motorcycle. Just glad I am still able to ride.

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aboard! from another PHX area rider, who ALSO came from a Bandit, but an '03 1200S.

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Welcome aboard from San Antonio, Texas. "Older lady" is relative and as long as you're riding you're not officially old.

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Agree, riding keeps me young in spirit.
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Welcome from the little sister city to the south. Yes, any downsizing that keeps you riding is a worthy change. I am pretty sure in a couple years I will have to move to something a little lighter and with a lower center of gravity. Haven't really looked, but the new Honda Rebel 500 comes to mind. Enjoy your Versys!!!

Forty years away from 2 wheel fun. Sure is great to be back smelling the roses!!!
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