Hey all, I just pick up a 2008 Versys 650 yesterday and figured I'd join the forum.
About me: I live in Washington, DC and will use the Versys primarily for urban assault, general transportation, and weekend escapes.
I also have a 94 VS800 cruiser (Nice outside the city)
and a 91' CB250 Nighthawk custom project lightweight city bike toy (Nice inside the city)
Basically I'm addicted to buying, riding and working on motorcycles. My goal is to replace both of these bike with the Versys.
About the Versys: Its a 2008 with 13,500 miles. The previous owner installed a Penske Rear Shock, Stainless Steel Braided Brake lines, D-Flex Handguards, a Seat Concepts Seat, H&B Crashbars, and a few other tasteful mods. I just need to replace the tires; so i'll be searching the site for rubber recommendations.
I have basically no seat time on the bike beyond a very short test ride. My initial impressions are that the bike is quite tall, sorta heavy and at very low speeds the front brake seems very touchy causing the frontend to dive. I look forward to putting some miles on the bike, getting comfortable, and having fun.
Here's the best pic I have so far.