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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from the Isle of Man

Hello from the Isle of Man – the land of many Bikes!!
Just got myself a 2007 Versys, I was looking for a new bike and noted this one on a local dealer’s website. The bike was 18mths old and had only done 500 miles. The previous owner only took to the road when the weather was good and only did a few miles on the Island.
It took it for a test ride and it was love at first ride!!. Got a good price for my Aprillia Pegaso; the dealer did a full service and replaced the battery and I am a very happy biker.
The bike is nice to ride around town and very good on the many unrestricted roads we have (TT Circuit).
It’s good to see a nice site for the Versys and I will enjoy hearing about the bike from around the World.

John
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Welcome and I am jealous.....the Mecca for bikes...Send pics of the roads!
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Welcome!

When can I come vist?
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The Isle of Man roads

Hello and thanks for the welcome to the Versys forum.
There are many pics. and videos of the Island roads particularly bikes at the TT races. Try the following for an insite into the mountain road
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOnCW...eature=related
Take care.

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SOOooo When are you hosting an Isle of Man Versys gathering ????

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Curious as to what the Versys costs in Ireland / UK.
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UK Versys new prices

Hello Lone Ranger

A new Versys in the UK and Ireland have a list price as follows
£5,499 (GBP) or $8,159 (USD)
£5849 (GBP) with ABS or $8,678 (USD)

http://www.kawasaki.co.uk/Versys

As bikes are selling well at the moment (not like cars) there is little scope for discount on those prices; but look around and you may find a good deal particularly if you have a good selling bike to part exchange.

To get the bike on the road you need road tax (£53 per annum on the Isle of Man) and Insurance; which may range from £75 to £400 a year depends on your age, sex, experience and riding history. A tank of petrol will cost around £10 and away you go!!

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Not So bad - my wife is British so we make it back to her motherland every year. So I was curious. It is on my bucket list to come see the TT. I have all the Charlie Boorman videos - so I saw his ride on the Isle of Man in By Any Means.

Love those videos. My favorite is still Long Way Round when they cross Mongolia and Russia. I would love to do an adventure like that.

Ride Safe Mate!
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