Enter the world of Versys
After 20 years of riding and my 7th motorcycle selection I'm here with a new Versys 650. My arc of motorcycle experience started with a Kawasaki KLR 650 then onward through a 883 Sportster, a Vstrom 650, a Triumph Tiger 1050 and up until a few days ago Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX. All of those bikes were excellent (except that 883 in corners) but after putting many miles on those different machines I'm here for the great balance the Versys 650 represents.
Fast enough to get a thrill while utilizing all the engine, no wasted hp.
Pretty decent stock suspension and brakes.
Lighter than many options
Comfortable enough for long days.
Looks like very reliable.
Cheaper maintenance costs than 1000cc bikes.
The past motorcycles I've owned feel like set of "here" or "how bout here" "1" or "2" like an optician would administer to get just the right prescription for my cycling tastes. It's quite the goldilocks of attributes in many ways.
Great to be here and I'll surely have questions as I sort through the treads. As you can see from my join date in 2016 the Versys has been on my radar for many years but I had two very good previous bikes to learn from before landing here.
First service was a piece of cake as I've been maintaining my own bikes for a decade after paying nearly 1000 dollars for a 24k service on my Tiger 1050, a quick learner after that!
Last edited by Lee R; 08-01-2018 at 03:45 PM.