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Ok so I don't own a Versys yet, God willing I will hopefully before we lose this beautiful weather. Any ways I have my eye on 3 different years an 09, 11, and a 2012. Is there any big difference between the years that I am looking at? Great forum btw love looking at all the setups.
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Ok so I don't own a Versys yet, God willing I will hopefully before we lose this beautiful weather. Any ways I have my eye on 3 different years an 09, 11, and a 2012. Is there any big difference between the years that I am looking at? Great forum btw love looking at all the setups.

09 is older style. 2010 redesigned the look as well as rubber mounts to the engine. Not much difference across the board. If you like the newer look, go for a 2010+. You should be able to pick up a 2009 cheaper.
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I'm biased toward the 2012. It's tough to go wrong with any V though.

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What part of Oregon? I went to undergrad school at Pacific University in Forest Grove, west of Portland - many years ago. Nice area and nice town, at least back then.

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Welcome! I have a yellow 2012. I like the look of the 2010+ more than the older models. I know they are all great bikes no matter what year you get. Also same question as Arion: What part of Oregon?
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I read somewhere that the 09 in green was the best.

You better hurry, summer is almost over.
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Welcome from Oregon. FWIW, I bought my Versys for the specific purpose of riding in poor weather, so that I wouldn't have to worry about polishing all the chrome on my Vulcan (or now my Harley Nightster). Kinda wish I'd waited since I couldn't find any decent deals on used Versys' in December I bought new. On the other hand I've been riding at least a few times every month since December. Also FWIW, I like the body style of the Newer bikes WAY more than the earlier one, IF I found a great deal on a first gen I guess it would be worth it.
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In 2010 they started making them uglier.

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Not positive but i believe thy were gone over in 2010
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Like weljo said 2010+ they made them alot better looking. Rubber mount on motor and better mirrors.







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In 2010 they started making them uglier.
BOOO!!!

To each his own I suppose.

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Welcome and Weljo is very correct and in fact he should be listened to!
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Last day of good weather before it rains for a month- I hope you bought one of em!
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Last day of good weather before it rains for a month- I hope you bought one of em!
That's right June-uary is just around the corner!
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