I thought I'd stop by here and make a quick introduction and then get to posting my questions and answers elsewhere on the forum.
My name is Bo (if you haven't already skipped down to the bottom to read my signature) and I'm a non-owner, but am very interested in the Versys model. I've even taken to calling ver-sus rather than ver-sigh. I'm learning.
I've been on two wheels for about 10 years now and have owned way more bikes than any man need to, and I'm shopping again for this coming summer.
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I started out on a 1978 Suzuki 750, to a Suzuki Intruder 800, Honda Shadow Sabre 1100, an SV 650/S, my Fat Cat, a couple of Valkyries, Yamaha FJR, Suzuki Wee-Strom and now my current Concours.
I'm not in love with the Concours and miss both my Valkyrie Interstate and the 650 V-Strom. So off to the want ads and dealerships I go!
Since the V-Strom was ending up higher on my list than another Valk, I went to my local dealership to look at the updated ABS model (not available back in 2005) and they had the new KLR as well as the Versys on the floor. I'd thrown my leg over the KLR at the m/c shows in Detroit last year, but didn't get to see the new Versys. Too bad... I may have gotten here sooner!
I must say that I'm really impressed. The bike looks good, feels good and has a decent amount of accessories for it already. The ride reports keep pointing out all the same high and low points for the model which impresses me even more with the quantity of reporters out there - everyone agrees. Great bike.
So now I'm thinking... I like the new blue color, but I also like low prices.
Do I go new and get the stock blue color or buy a used 2008 and paint it whatever blue I want? Decisions, decisions.
Wish me luck!
I'm sure I'll be around for a bit.