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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2015, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from SoCal

Name is Matt. Pulled the trigger on a new 2015 650 beginning of last month.

Not really new to bikes, been riding on and off since I was a teenager but have been bike-less for the past 8 years. Its funny how (with me at least) once you've ridden you cant seem to totally get rid of that itch in the back of your mind. I think my wife was sensing that and had been dropping hints for the past year or so that she would be 'ok with it' if I decided to get another bike. Well, that in addition to my midlife crisis being in full bloom finally got the best of me and we went bike shopping

I spent almost a month going back and forth, reading reviews and articles, visiting dealerships and what not. Really only considering sport & cruisers, leaning toward sport as that is where I came from.

I finally starting getting frustrated at not finding anything that really clicked with me. One of the salesman I was talking to threw me on a V Strom. I kinda liked the riding position, had the wife jump on the back and she promptly said "nope! she liked the CBR back seat better". Starting doing homework on strom style bikes and finally ran across the Versys. I absolutely loved the new front end on the 2015's and managed to find a nearby dealer that had one on the floor. We went and played with it, the wife really liked it and found the back seat comfy, and I fell in love

I went back the next day bought it.

I gotta say, I love this bike, where has it been all my life, lol...
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Welcome! The new V in green is sick.. so much envy.
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Welcome to the group. Now that you have a V, we can be of immense assistance helping you part with your money. As someone said once, "Let the farkling begin!"
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Welcome to the group. Now that you have a V, we can be of immense assistance helping you part with your money. As someone said once, "Let the farkling begin!"
Lol, yea Ive noticed. Gotta keep my butt outta the modification sections.
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You will really enjoy the Versys on Ortega Hwy which is close to you and on The Angeles Crest Hwy. A great spot to eat is The Grizzly Cafe in Wrightwood.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkJgOK57JgU
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