Hope everyone is enjoying the start of summer!
Just completed a 3 day Motorcycle course and feel waaay more confident on a bike than before. I would consider myself a complete novice though. No ride time under my belt to talk about.
Anyway, I have a dilema. The plan was to finish this course and go out to buy a 650r. Well as I sit on the computer every night, and go to Kawis site, the picture of the Versys always popes up
I have read about every article, forum, and website there is to read about both bikes. I have sat on them both. Both feel good. As most know, they are basicly the same bike disguised in 2 different setups. Maybe that is the problem with me deciding?!
Any way, I need help picking. The bike will be used primarly for riding within a 30 mile area of my home. Evening cruises if you will. The versatility of the versy is so tempting. Strap on some saddles, have a top bag, and roll out for the weekend. But the looks of the new 650r and the obvious attitude it portrays makes me crave it...Maybe I need half of both?
Here are 2 questions that if some one could answer it would really help me out.
1. What are my options as far as cargo goes on a 650r? Could I somehow attatch my bookbag for school or put saddles on it to carry my books?
2. How hard is the 650r on someone's body for longer rides? My primary concern would be the wrists getting really tired from leaning forward all day. Hard to say without experience though. If I went with the Versys I'd be swapping seats.
The best part about my problem, is no matter what happens, I will have a kick ass bike in the end.
Other than the 2 questions, any advice, ideas, suggestions, etc would be great.