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Greetings to all you Versys folk!

Looking forward to joining your community in a few months. I currently ride a 2016 Triumph Street Triple R, and was recently faced with a dilemma.

While the bike is absolutely amazing when going for a spirited country ride, it's not as comfy and doesn't have the wind protection I'd like for commuting to work. Originally I was planning on picking up a 2016 Versys 650 LT, but was sold on the StripleR after a short test ride. While I absolutely love the bike I was debating trading in for something a little more fitting to how I ride to work. Was considering something like the Multistrada, BMW R1200RT or GS, Tiger, Caponord to name a few. In the end I just couldn't live with trading away the StripleR, so I decided it would be better to pick up a 2nd bike. Hence the 650 LT. Already done my homework, so I'm looking forward to test riding and getting to know you guys.
 

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:welcome:to the forum, hard to explain but I am on my second Versys, had a 07 now a 2015.
Thanks boss! I hear nothing but great things about this machine. If all works out I'll have a 2017 by September.
 

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Welcome neighbor. I live in Mckinney and am always looking for new folks to ride with. Why wait till September for a 2017 when there are great deals on new 15/16's out there and save 2-3 grand? I was considering my options of buying a 2017 and decided to buy a 2015 now. I am so happy with my purchase and saved a bunch of money. Just a thought.
 

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Welcome neighbor. I live in Mckinney and am always looking for new folks to ride with. Why wait till September for a 2017 when there are great deals on new 15/16's out there and save 2-3 grand? I was considering my options of buying a 2017 and decided to buy a 2015 now. I am so happy with my purchase and saved a bunch of money. Just a thought.
I was just in your neck of the woods on Saturday with a friend of mine. Went to Bill Smith for lunch after riding 455.

Reason I'm waiting is I can't afford 2 bikes right now. I have a lease that's up in July and I'm downsizing my car considerably to be able to afford a 2nd bike. Once I get the new car, I can get the Versys. Not opposed to a 16 at all, in fact I'd have preferred a 15 in white, but first years scare me and the new one has the integrated gear indicator and a few other upgrades that are appealing. By the time I'm ready to pull the trigger I'm hoping they'll be some deals to be had.

Would be great to have another riding buddy :) My friend is a bit aggressive, me just a bit spirited. It usually winds up with him behind me on 455 giving pointers, then taking off to go have fun to meet up later. I like taking turns but I'm no street rossi.
 

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You won't be disappointed with the V.

I still have my 2007 with 65,000+ km / 40,000+ miles on her.
 

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The only thing I fear now is liking it more than the StripleR. Somehow I don't think I will want to shelve it though. :)


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Wish I had the Versys this morning for the ride to work. Got pulled over. 52 in a 45. Bet if I wasn't on the StripleR he wouldn't have looked twice at me. :( At least I got off with a warning.
 

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To provide an update, it doesn't look like I'll be getting the Versys after all.

I rode a Multistrada 1200 S over the weekend and while I think that thing is WAY to much for me, the 950 is looking like it's going to be the new addition, which I will trade my StripleR in for.

If anything changes, I'll be back!
 
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