New Guy Looking to Buy
I just wanted to introduce myself and ask a few questions to those in the know! I'm Chuck from Colorado (Boulder/Arvada area) and looking to purchase a Versys, preferably an all-black 2012 one (i.e., the best color!).
Here's my dilemma: I have the cash now to buy a new/unused one that a dealer 600 miles away has in stock, and for $6,300 out the door. I'd have to ride it home and it concerns me I'd go that far without an initial oil change (which would be impractical en route, since I'd be carrying everything on me or the bike). Is this worth worrying about? Might I be better off buying a used one with all the accessories/farkles (which I plan to add anyhow), ala the 2011 for sale here in this forum's classifieds? Is a 10,000-mile used bike too much wear and tear to even consider?
Another "dilemma"...I plan to head to New Zealand for the winter (their summer) in a month or so and would therefore let the bike sit for months on end here in CO, garaged thankfully, but nonetheless parked and inactive. Should I just wait to buy?! Is the 2014 with ABS worth waiting for? (I can tolerate the green color, the second-best color!).
Anyway, sorry for the questions. I know I'll be getting a bike again at some point! I've owned true dual-sports in the past (KLR/DRZ) but am now leaning toward more of a street-oriented type, ala the Versys or, possibly, a V-strom (dare I say?).