Just registered this morning, I am the proud owner of 2006 Versys bought from Seastar Superbikes, Newton Flotman, Norfolk, UK., back in July 'mas ou menos'. I have had a few shortish rides on it, and am now itching to do some longer stuff. The performance, I don't need to tell you, is awesome. My riding style I have had to change because of the increased power but with it comes confidence, last time I went out 3 weeks ago, I took my motor engineer friend's advice, which was to 'wring it's neck and stop treating it like it's made of china, you wuss! otherwise it will glaze the bores and never reach it's full potential'. I don't advocate riding irresponsibly or illegally (honest) but with the torque and lowdown grunt, coupled with high speed throttle rolloffs, short shifting clutchless changes and prudent engine braking, the confidence I gained on that afternoon and I think a few rides before that was huge.
It came with Kawasaki hard luggage, which I find brilliant, not your Long Way Round grade but its more than adequate for me, and it doesn't weigh a lot!
One last thing, a question, anyone fitted the Kawasaki engine protectors (mushrooms) where do they go? what do you have to remove to fit them?
I'm stupid I know, but I can't see how.
PS. We've got ice on the roads day, it's hard to walk on them let alone motorcycle! J.
Last edited by Julian; 12-10-2008 at 07:34 AM.