Went back to a liter bike
Its official! After riding a 2016 Versys 650 for a full calendar year. I was sold on the Versys platform. The V650 is a great machine for its size. Never let me down and was a joy to ride. But I came across a 2015 V1K with only 3500 miles at a bargain price. So I shot out to Palm Springs and rode it back. First impressions, I love the longer wheel travel, as it soaks up the bumps on the interstate. The motor is a real gem. Both the clutch and transmission is buttery smooth. I did however miss my heated grips during the chilly spots. That can be addressed later. Has anyone determined if the 2019 Handguards would mount on the older bikes? They look to provide better protection. Happy to be here. Here's a pic of my new (to me) MC.
It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.