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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-07-2010, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Bought my Versys yesterday!

Hi all,

I first saw/rode a Versys when a Kawasaki rep had one for demo rides at a track event back in 2008, and I was immediately smitten. I watched prices and kept up on the forums (mostly this one) just waiting for the right deal. Yesterday I got a brand-spanking new Candy Plasma Blue 2009 Versys for an OTD price of $6679. They will prep it Monday, and I can pick it up Tuesday (or when it stops raining here in Atlanta!). I'll try to post photos later.

If any of you are in Atlanta, I will tell you the going price is about $6600 for '09s. Several dealers have stock they have to move. I went to Millennium Cycleworks and they were great. Another dealer tried to get me to bite on $7400, then was mad (actually called to admonish me) when I struck my better deal. Too bad, so sad.

I am so thrilled about this one, and the outrageous praise I keep reading helps me feel good about buying the Versys. I'm sure many of you will agree that this forum is so helpful in providing a lot of insight into the numerous positives and the few things to address.

I do have a question: Is there an aftermarket extender for the rear part of the front fender? I read on a post that someone didn't like that rocks were hitting his radiator. Just wondering.

So, I'm happy to be part of the Versys family, and can't wait to ride!

Gary
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New Versys.

Gary,


I have a candy blue Versys also, I have had it since October. I have had 7 motorcycles in my lifetime, this bike is by far the best. There is a rear fender extender, just do a search for it on the site here. Thanks, and welcome to the fraternity. The Best GV09
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D'oh!

Why I didn't search the forum is beyond me!!

Thanks!
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Here's a link to one place to get it http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/4959/652/ lots of other stuff to buy from them for the versys.

Moon Dust Gray Versys, with lots of farkles.

Vlast

P.S. I bought my Versys to support my photography hobby.


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Congratulations on your New Bike. Plazma Blue is my favorite color. I had picked mine up April 4th 2009. Front Fender extention is Fenda Extenda. I'm cheap and working on molding my own home made extention. Likely will not be as ellegant but I,m lookiong at protection to my Radiator and keeping some of the Mud/sand off the from motor. Cheers on your new wheels.
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Welcome from Roswell, GA. Let's go hit the mountains, as soon as it warms up a little!

Steve

I bought a motorcycle because my wife said that I couldn't! Now I have two and she still says I can't have another one!
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Sounds like a challenge to me!

Now I have four!
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What did they say in their admonishment call? "Hey you saved over $700 on the same exact bike we have for sale, You're gonna regret it!"

Good bike for the money! Welcome to the club.
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Another New Versys owner

I just bought a Candy Plasma Blue '09 Versys on Saturday. So, it is everything I thought it would be. I had been watching multiple discussion forums and was having a hard time deciding between this and the V-Strom, but since I don't plan on doing a lot of off-road riding, thought the Versys would end up being more fun.

Looking forward to breaking it in. I'm also interested in some the aftermarket options that help reduce normal wear and tear. I plan on keeping this bike for the long haul, and teaching my son to ride with it in ~10 years.

Anyway, happy to finally join the club.
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You are going to enjoy this bike immensly! It does everything well, light touring, twisties, etc. I can't wait till spring when I can take it on a camping trip on the BRP. I spent the winter getting the necessary equipment to do that
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Welcome XLR8/DAD. Got a Blue myself.You will love this bike.
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Woohoo.. put the deposit on my versys today also. Gonna pick it up next week. No hurry with this craptastic weather in Atlanta lately
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Awesome! Once the weather clears a bit let me know and we will take a run up to the mountains!

Steve

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Congrats on your EXCELLENT choice! Get ready to strain your smile muscles

David

I always come back from one of these trips with about 350 pictures of my bike - Ewan McGregor
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Great! Now we have snow coming to Atlanta tomorrow. I wonder if I can pick it up on Saturday as I planned? My fellow Atlanta Versys owners here in town can attest to the fact that a dusting brings this city to its knees mainly because we have no snow clearing equipment.

I've been here since 1972 and it's always the same. It snows and all my co-workers from the North complain about Southerners not knowing how to drive in the snow. What they won't admit is that mostly the Northerners who venture out to drive in the stuff. Southerners know the threat of snow means 'Holiday' and they stay home after a night of clinking glasses!

Hope it all just blows over.
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and Congrats on your V.
More farkles to follow. . Hope the weather clears to start the odometer.


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Brought it home this afternoon and it's safe in my garage. Warm weekend means I get to log miles both days. I can't wait until I have it fully broken in and can start to really ride. Very cool bike, as you all undoubtedly already know!
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Congratulations on the new Blue Baby

With any luck my Blue 09 will be in my garage tomorrow evening.

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Talking I'll hit the road tomorrow

I bought my Versys second hand in October, but have only been able to pet it every time I pass it in the garage.

Having licenced and insured it from tonight till mid October I will hopefully go for my first real ride tomorrow.

I got the premium Olympic plates just because the number started with "V".

See you on the road!

Although I have had Miss Jaffa (Burnt Orange 2007 Versys) for a while, I still have a lot to learn.


"The happiest people donít have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything."
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