Hello from Nebraska
Hello all! My name is Chris, and I currently live in Omaha Nebraska. I bought my Versys this past Tuesday. I still can't believe I actually own one! This bike has been in my sights for the last two years but really didn't think I'd own one anytime soon, let alone now.
I was killing time at the local Kawasaki dealership sitting on a Versys for about the millionth time, was just about to leave the store and decided to check out the used inventory. Much to my surprise, there was an '08 sitting there. As far as the dealer said they sold 2 maybe 3 in '08 and hadn't sold an '09 yet this year. So i figured the chances of finding one used around here were slim to none. Anyway, they had it for a decent price so I bought it.
My previous ride was a 1995 Triumph Thunderbird. I love that bike but I always found I wanted it to be many different things that it couldn't. KLR650's interested me but it was a little too much geared for off road for it to be my only bike. Triumph Tigers are cool and for the right price I'd consider one in the future, but for the money they want for a new one, I just can't see what one would offer that the Versys didn't also offer.
Aside from thinking the Versys would fill all of my requirements in a bike, I really wanted my next bike to be a Kawasaki. I work for Kawasaki and really think I should own one of our bikes. Now I do.
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