Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Southeast Michigan
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New 650 LT owner- traded in an Africa Twin on one :-) - am I crazy ?
Pretty new owner of a lightly used 2015 Versys 650 LT with about 12K miles on it.
I actually just traded in my 2017 Africa Twin for it, as I was looking for something a bit more economical but still fun, and it was really between a versys and a strom for me.
I probably sound a little crazy for getting rid of the AT, but as I was using that bike more as a sport touring bike anyway (too much fragile plastic for me to risk riding it hard offroad-I could afford the payments but not the potential crash repairs), I wanted something a bit simpler (easier to work on), with a little longer range, tubeless tires, something with ABS, and I wanted something a little cheaper (to both insure and maintain) . I had just shy of 16000 on my Africa Twin, and I've racked up a ton of miles on KLR's (including an Alaska trip a few years ago)
So far I've really only ridden the bike for work, though I'm hoping to change that in the coming weeks.
Looking forward to learning more about my new traveling companion - appreciate all I've been able to learn about this bike so far!