New ‘19 VERSYS 1000 Owner
Yesterday I had a sweet ride home from the dealership on my new ‘19 Versys 1000LT+. I am a 60 year old municipal building inspector from St. Louis, Mo who, in an earlier chapter of my life lived on my 1978 KZ1000. Since those early days I married, had children, rode an occasional motorcycle or two, started, ran and closed a business after 20 years. In January of 2018 I lost my wife of 27 years to pancreatic cancer. A new chapter in my life began after her death and I spent the next year and a half finding my way. This Christmas season a group of old friends I rode with in those early days in Glasgow Village got together to celebrate the holidays and the good old days. We got on the subject of the bikes we all rode. I mentioned that even though I rode a KZ1000 I was really fond with the KZ900. One of my old buddies who rode a 900 told me that Kawasaki had re-introduced the 900 as the K900.
That evening I googled the 900. Beautiful bike but to sporty for me. Exploring further I came across the Versys. One dealership had a new 2019 model in stock. The day after Christmas (it was 68 degrees in St. Louis!) I drove out to the dealership to see the Versys. It was love at first sight. I asked the salesman if I could take her on a date. They took her out of the showroom window and we went for a ride. That’s when I asked her if she would be mine! ❤️ 😂
Well that’s my story. I look forward to reading and participating in this forum. Now it is time to go into the garage and install my Moto Werks Highway Pegs and Moto Werks Mirror Extenders. I am also going to install the Frame Lowering Kit (haven’t bought it yet) from Moto Werks and I really would like to find the Frame Sliders that have Versys imprinted on them. I saw those sliders on weljo2001’s Versys. (Big shout to weljo2001 from another broke down old man with sore hips!)