Join Date: May 2010
Location: Gansevoort NY--just north of Saratoga Springs
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On Friday I did a 280 mile ride with my neighbor; I was on an 09 Versys in beautiful green, and he has a BMW F800 GT. The Versys did everything the Beemer did, as you would expect, with the only difference being I had to wax my chain at one pit stop, and his belt drive required no work. The last 60 miles or so were a straight run down I-87, abnd he may have been slightly better protected from the wind on the highway.
The BMW is a beautiful bike, but the Versys has required no work other than routine maintenance(admittedly, low miles for its age).
I can't help with the color problem as I love the 09 green.
Good luck with your decision.