New Member here in FL, Owned 2 Versys' in 30 days...
MY LONG INTRODUCTION:
I'm a new member to the forum. I have found it very useful (thank you!). I retired a couple of years ago form a local Fire Department, after 27 years. I owned a Sportster then a 2003 Harley Classic Firefighter Edition. Sold the Harley in 2004, allegedly telling the wife "don't ever let me buy another bike"...I don't remember that part! Anyway, bought a motorhome and need ability to get around once parked and setup, so Feb 15th, 2019 bought a new 2017 Versys X 300. Wonderful bike! I added the 12V lighter plug, relay, and Opti7 LED headlight.The plan was to load it on a carrier hitch and bring it camping with us. But, after partial break-in (250+ miles), I ran it up to 70 mph and decided it was too small to be doing highway speeds with the wife on the back, so April 2nd, 2019 I traded it in on the 2019 Versys 650. I love this bike, although I feel as if I'm learning to ride all over again. It does not weigh 835 lbs like the Classic, but it is about 100 lbs more than the VX, and more powerful than anyone of my previous bikes. Like I said, I love the bike and take a ride on a daily basis...finally after 2 years of retirement getting out of the house on a daily basis. I'm signed up for the MSF Class, I took it once years ago, but spent the last 12 years in safety, training and compliance at the FD and love learning, so I also figured it will be a good refresher, as it seems that every cage is trying to kill you down here in FL. I wear a full CE approved mesh suit (HWK) when I ride, as I've become accustom to safety gear over the years and preached to "wear your PPE!" over the last 12. Thanks for sharing this great site!