Add One More Versys 300 to the Streets of Seattle
Glad to find this forum the weekend I bought my new motorycle: a 2018 Versys 300. More than 15 years ago (wow) I had my endorsement in my early 20s, and owned an EX500 (pre-Ninja Kawasaki) and then a 1998 Honda VFR800 (sport touring which was basically sport at that point) which I promptly laid down (should've taken a safety course). Fixed it up, sold it off, and decided to be cheap in my 20s and let my endorsement lapse at the next license renewal- whoops!
Fast forward to this August when my company offered to pay for employees to take a two-day endorsement safety class. I jumped at the chance, was the only employee from our company to pass, and was—more than anything—reminded of my passion for riding.
A few weeks later after hyperfocusing on the right bike for me at 40 (and with a new motorcycle endorsement on my license), I located a new 2018 Versys 300 ABS in black that was becoming difficult to find (it was the only color scheme I was really feeling). Took the ferry from Seattle to Bremerton to buy the bike at the dealer and rode it back along winding roads against the edge of waterways and small towns— through Silverdale, Poulsbo, and eventually Bainbridge Island...onto the front of a ferry for a ride home. A magical afternoon.
Looking forward to chatting with this community, sharing stories, stealing some of your tips, and...doing a group ride?
Thanks for having me!
Last edited by Versys206; 09-06-2019 at 12:18 AM.