hey yall, just joined. purchased a 2011 versys new, one year ago. had my eye on one since i heard they would be coming to the states. 12k miles on it and still smiling.
my riding history over the past 8 years was spent mostly on a 78 kz650 done up, but also including; 73 cb350, 91 sportser 883/1200 conversion, 70 trophy250(still have it at a garage in minneapolis) and currently a 2000 zrx1100
after a quick break in on the versys (and a few trips to boston and PA, to make suspension and gear adjustments) i rode from Queens to Colorado and back.
crash bars,some cases, barkbusters(im not sure why, cuz i dont ride through the woods but they are nice splitting lanes in nyc) and i headed out. had a blast. round 7k miles of fun and a month away from work. rode through 800 miles of rain. my jacket seems to be water resistant not water proof. free ways to back roads to fully loaded w gear and racing through the rockies it did me just fine. its like a swiss army knife.
thanks for posting all y'all, been rummaging through for the past few days and finally joined.