Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX & Moosehead Lake, ME
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Welcome, and sorry about having your bike stolen. The silver lining is that you can replace it with a Versys. You didn't mention which Versys, unless my eyesight is worse than I think, meaning you have the opportunity to replace your stolen machine with the 650 twin or the 1000 many cylinders. Of the two, I prefer the 650 for its lighter weight. It handles highway speeds without effort and returns good fuel mileage while doing it.
I will say that I swapped the stock rear sprocket for a 43 tooth version and appreciate the lower rpm at cruising speed (70-75) and the improved speedometer accuracy - it's within 1/2 mph when compared with my Garmin GPS. And because I'm "inseam challenged" (29") I installed the Moto Werk rear suspension lowering block and also lowered the fork tubes as recommended.
Now I can flat foot and still sit high enough that I don't feel intimidated by GOATs (Grossly Oversized American Trucks) any more than I do on any other bike I've owned or ridden. All in all, a very good motorcycle. It's not perfect but very little is, and it gives you freedom to farkle the daylights out of the machine if you desire.
"Plan? Plan! There ain't no plan."
Pig Killer, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome