Commuting on the Versys!
Greets all, long time rider, who for years commuted from Stockton, CA to San Francisco, CA every day on a 2009 Suzuki V-Strom 650 for a total of 184 miles a day. Decided, at one point in early 2014 to get back into a car for a while and traded in the motos (2009 DL650 Wee-strom and a 2007 YZF-R1); but commuting by car is a little tedious, and admittedly it can get expensive driving a 2014 Mustang GT 184 miles a day. So after a life changing event with my wife (medical emergency), I decided to get her a new car that was easier for her to drive, traded my Mustang; and the deal was to get a motorcycle for me to commute on again.
Enter the new-to-me (used) 2015 Versys 650 LT (Candy Lime Green), that I have been commuting on for the last week. So far my only minor complaint is the forward pitch of the seat, being a pretty big guy and over a long commute it can get a little uncomfortable; but in every other way I am very impressed with my new-to-me moto. This led to my compulsion to find the Versys community online so that I can start reading and researching all of the cool things I can do, and add to, the already great machine I will spending a large portion of my life on in the next few years.
After a 10 hour day, even leaving for home at midnight, I have been looking forward to each trip home with a new fervor.
Thank you Kawasaki!