So after about a decade of riding Harley-Davidsons, I finally said enough is enough. I honestly had become fed up with having to constantly fix or address some issue, and I wasn't riding nearly as much as I was wrenching. I probably got a couple used lemons during that time, but either way, it was a time for a change.
So I went on down to the local dealer and after a good weekend of testing bikes, I ended up going home with a 2017 Versus 1000 LT.
All I have to say is wow; the center of gravity on the motorcycle is completely different than want I am used to (which is a good thing in this case). Despite its size, the machine is very nimble.
Second, it a nice piece of mind knowing that I have ABS and traction control. While I have never owned a motorcycle with them before, there is a sense of confidence knowing that you have a little something extra to help in case of an emergency.
While I am getting used to a different style of riding, I am enjoying every mile of it
! I am now realizing that this is the type of motorcycle I should have been riding all along, as it fits my needs across the board (built in locking luggage for commuting, adjustable windshield and suspension, and, of course, abs and traction control).
I am looking forward to learning more about these machines from the forums.