Just registered here so thought I would say hi! I am based in Sydney, Australia and have been riding for about 14 months now.
My current ride is a KLE500 which is great but as I come off a restricted license in July I am considering a slight upgrade to get something a little more modern. The KLE500 is a good bike but no Fuel Inj., no fuel gauge (or light), small tank and semi off road tyres are annoying me.
So, I have a shortlist of 3 bikes which I need to test ride, on paper the Versys is the best option but I will also take a look at the Honda XLV700 Transalp and the Yamaha TDM900.
The Versys has not been a big seller here in Aus, mainly I think because Kawasaki Australia made the strange decision to only import them in Lime Green! Definitely not a colour to everyones taste and is in fact making me think twice. I would much prefer it in black. But everything else about it fits all my requirements perfectly.
So I will be here reading about your experiences with the Versys and maybe after I have had a test ride I might be asking some questions too.
Any other Aussies hanging out here?