I opened up all my access, but i may be too new a member (or do not have a Vs. yet.)
Bert's did not show any Versys new bikes on web site, at all. If they have 2014, that would be perfect. I've scheduled Whittier for a white 2013.
These are definitely the hottest bikes around. They can't keep them on the showroom floors! That will make the $5.5K OTD Christmas wish a little tough. Kawasaki's have always been the best value for the dollar and fast! This one just happens to be better priced and one of the few that does not require spinal surgery after years of riding.
Sometimes, dealers create artificial shortages, esp during year end offers, just like 'delayed' new model introductions to distort the supply/demand balance for more money. I was hoping Bert's had larger economy of scales to worry about than playing those games. Bert's and Whittier are the best bets that I've seen so far, except for Weljo2001!
If not, a used Nighthawk 750, Bandit 600, DL650, or Versys 650 would work too; but I'd like to take advantage of year end while it is here. I had my eye on a half dozen Nighthawk 750's in LA area with dealers and owners too. They all disappeared last weekend, dammit! Now, the new Vs. are doing the same thing, lol.
And not the case here I don't think, but BMW would not keep their F650 GS on the floor because they did not want people to test ride them and feel the efi lag on a single cylinder. They wanted you to buy them first. I already have a cheap already paid for (mulitipad) solution for the seat, that I had to use for the Nighthawk 750 with a similar crap designed seat. I just hope one dealer in town is Vet-friendly!