Howdy from Los Angeles
I'm a new 2009 Versys owner out of Los Angeles, CA. Just got it last week and had to wait for the rain to stop before I was able to take her out for any really fun riding. As far as I know I'm the only LA owner. I've never seen another Versys in the wild and my dealer tells me I bought the very first one they got. This is it's first year as California legal so it's not too surprising.
My previous bike was a 2006 Suzuki GS500F, which was my very first bike. She was a nice ride but I'd had it for about 3 years and figured it was time to move up to something more advanced. And the Versys is a great step up. The GS had a little flat spot around 8000 rpm where you'd give it more gas but it wouldn't go any faster. The Versys is so much smoother and practically linear. And it's nice to have a bike with bells and whistles like a clock and a fuel gauge and a passing trigger.
After cruising the board for a while I've already decided I need to work out a handguard situation and maybe a re-badging. Other than that I think I'll enjoy my Versys stock for a while.
PS. Oh yeah,... she's blue.
Last edited by arcsecond; 12-29-2008 at 05:58 PM.