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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Tennessee

Hello from Southeast Tennessee! I'm a new(ish) rider who took the MSF in fall 2018 at age 30 having never before sat on a motorcycle. My wife took the class with me, and we've been riding intermittently for about a year.
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I started riding a KTM 390 Duke after reading and trusting way too many online reviews (and because I really wanted a bike with ABS and used bikes with ABS in the beginner range can be tough to find in my area).

It turned out to be a terrible bike for me. I never really felt comfortable or confident on it, and I started to dread trying to ride.

Luckily, my FIL gifted us an '08 Versys he just had laying around. I think he'd hoped to use it as a more agile ride than his usual Harley but never really got around to riding it. I feel significantly more comfortable on the Versys, and I'm looking forward to doing a lot more riding on warmer days through the winter and next spring.
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https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ber-intro.htmlplease read, please do a second post in this thread you started( if you haven't done so). Thanks
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Buddy, your father-in-law is the man! Only the best person would give you a Versys.
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Buddy, your father-in-law is the man! Only the best person would give you a Versys.
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I know! He was very excited when he found out that my wife and I were learning to ride. Her parents live about five hours away, and I'm certain he gave us the Versys to entice us into making trips to go riding with him.
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That's a great way to spend time together: Riding. Wow. 5 hours.

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Southeast Tennessee. Perfect area to be riding a Versys. My sister lives in Dunlap and her husband works in Chattanooga.
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TN is a great riding state. As are most of the others

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