Soon-to-be Versys owner
My name is Dean, and I hail from Coquitlam, near Vancouver, BC. I have just made a deal with my local Kawi dealer on a leftover 2012 Versys 650. I'm moving from a 2002 Triumph Sprint RS.
I've had my eye on the V since Motorcyclist made it their MOTY. The combination of price, mid-size twin, and do-anything versatility really appealed to me. After I crashed my ZX-6R I bought the Triumph, though, because even at the price the V was still twice as expensive and I didn't have the money at the time.
Now that I've had the Triumph for a few years it is getting long in the tooth, and the dealer had a great bike-show price on the V. I just couldn't pass it up, given the paucity of used 2010+ models locally. And I love the black/yellow combination of the 2012.
Unless the weather is absolutely crummy I will be picking up my new ride next week. Super excited!
I already have my first farkles on order:
Pyramid hugger and fender extender
Acerbis dual road handguards
SS braided brake lines
Oxford Heaterz heated grips
Givi V46 top box
H&B engine guards
Fender eliminator (thinking Evotech, but haven't done much research yet)
Leo Vince underbody exhaust
Pazzo levers (I ride with a group of guys that include the owners of Pazzo, so I'm hoping for a deal)
Looking forward to spending some time getting to know the peeps here. It looks like a great forum!