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Title: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 09, 2018, 11:49:30 PM

Bike is located in Northern Ireland

Grand Tourer

2 Owners From New
Full Kawasaki Service History
2 Keys
White/Black
5900miles
Top Box c/w Back Rest
Panniers c/w Inner Bags
One Key Fits All (Ignition, Panniers & Top Box)
ABS / Traction Control
Fog Lights
MRA Tall Screen
SatNav Mount
Hand Guards
Heated Grips
Frame Guards
Gear Position Indicator
12V Power Socket
New Rear Angel GT at 4790 miles
DataTag
R&G Radiator Guard
Carbon Fibre Fender Extender


Thanks for taking the time to have a look. :028:


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Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: Deso_70 on August 10, 2018, 01:59:13 AM
Price?
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 10, 2018, 06:11:56 AM
Hoping for 7500 - at the end of the day, it's worth what someone will pay for it.

It's a genuine clean bike - 2 owners and less than 6k miles with a huge spec.

If you're genuinely interested, price is a topic for discussion.
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: DeuceBG on August 10, 2018, 07:22:33 AM
*Originally Posted by geo [+]
Hoping for 7500 - at the end of the day, it's worth what someone will pay for it.

It's a genuine clean bike - 2 owners and less than 6k miles with a huge spec.

If you're genuinely interested, price is a topic for discussion.
That would easily sell for 8k at our local Dealer so I reckon you're not too far adrift with your Asking Price, especially as you're prepared to Negotiate.
Cracking Bike - GLWTS.
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 10, 2018, 07:28:05 AM
Thanks DruceBG.
 :763:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: TYKE on August 10, 2018, 07:59:31 AM
You haven't had the bike for long Geo maybe 4 months... why the sale  :question:

Good luck BTW  :028:   
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 10, 2018, 08:27:06 AM
Hi Tyke

Had it about 5 months.

Bought it as we had a holiday planned to Shetland, so wanted something with a bit more leg room (I'm 6'2") and hard luggage, knowing that I may part with it after the trip.

If it had floated my boat a bit more I'd maybe have tried to justify holding on to it,  but I miss the lazy riding style that comes with the torque of the GSX1400, so gonna go back to that.

It's a brilliant bike - can't fault it but it just doesn't do it for me.  And it's just too much money tied up in what's really a toy, so all in all, I just think it's time to cash it in.

Thanks :028:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: flatfour on August 10, 2018, 08:43:56 AM
I need to buy a bike with lower rear footrests, as my wife is finding it difficult to climb on to the Versys following a hip operation last summer and I only use this bike for two - up riding and holidays solo.

My Versys is also the GT, registered May 2015 and I am the only owner, the mileage is just over 13000. It has all of the extras as yours and is in unmarked, as new condition, being garaged and covered in the garage at all times except when on holiday. I am on very good terms with the local Kawasaki dealer that supplied it and asked him to value it two weeks ago. He has said that it is worth 5,800 to 6,000 as a straight buy - in, a little more as a P/X. He would retail it for 7,400 and has two others for sale at present - a 2016 and 2017 for only a little more than this, although they are not GT spec. but Tourer, I think.

As I intend to buy a new BMW R1200 RT next year for reasons above and do not need the Versys again this year, I have now sold it to avoid further depreciation in the winter months.

As you have said, a quite wonderful bike that in many ways I regret selling.

I hope that this might help you when selling your own Versys - good luck with it all!
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 10, 2018, 08:53:05 AM
 :028: :763:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: TIGGR 2 on August 10, 2018, 09:45:15 AM
*Originally Posted by geo [+]

If it had floated my boat a bit more I'd maybe have tried to justify holding on to it,  but I miss the lazy riding style that comes with the torque of the GSX1400, so gonna go back to that.



Thanks :028:
Wish I had never gotton rid of my GSX, had a PC111 and a Zorstec can had 93f of torque at 3,000 revs and easily the most comfortable bike I have ever owned. Yes Versys peeps even more comfortable than the V! (for me). Suspension was suspect and needed careful set up, but everything else an absolute peach.
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: TYKE on August 10, 2018, 09:51:52 AM
*Originally Posted by geo [+]
Hi Tyke

Had it about 5 months.

Bought it as we had a holiday planned to Shetland, so wanted something with a bit more leg room (I'm 6'2") and hard luggage, knowing that I may part with it after the trip.

If it had floated my boat a bit more I'd maybe have tried to justify holding on to it,  but I miss the lazy riding style that comes with the torque of the GSX1400, so gonna go back to that.

It's a brilliant bike - can't fault it but it just doesn't do it for me.  And it's just too much money tied up in what's really a toy, so all in all, I just think it's time to cash it in.

Thanks :028:

Well if it's not fully floating your boat then you have no choice other than to make this move, there's no need to become a stranger to this forum though  :169:   

Good luck with the sale....have you tried local dealers McAllens or Motoplus Coleraine, you never know they may have a customer looking for one  :002:   
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 10, 2018, 10:40:58 AM
 :762:
Yeah - the GSX is some tool - puts a smile on my face every time. Sorry Versys guys  :11: :758: :mfr_lol:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 10, 2018, 10:46:06 AM
Thanks for the tips Tyke.  PS I thought my last post would have appeared above yours - still a forum novice... :goggle: :lostit: :157:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: TYKE on August 10, 2018, 11:12:25 AM
*Originally Posted by geo [+]
Thanks for the tips Tyke.  PS I thought my last post would have appeared above yours - still a forum novice... :goggle: :lostit: :157:

   :008:     No probs
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: Sonny on August 10, 2018, 02:47:36 PM
That is one beautifully fitted out Versys. Somebody will have to have it.

My wife is not crazy about ascending to the Versys pillion, either. Says she feels too exposed on it. She prefers the passenger accomodations on the Vulcan 900 which are much lower.

No bike is all things to all people, and our needs and missions change over time. We wish you a quick sale and happy riding on your Disco Bandit. They are beautiful bikes with nothin' but grunt out the wazoo! :031:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: Crosshairs on August 10, 2018, 02:59:51 PM
Wow, bikes are expensive there..I paid $1000.00 more for my 2016 right off the showroom floor....

good luck with the sale though, that looks like  a beautifully maintained bike. 
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 17, 2018, 08:10:15 PM
Thanks for all the comments folks.

Been busy busy busy with work, and to top it off the wife broke the bathroom sink (again... :172: :157:), so have had a plumbing job to add to that - no time to check the forum, and my hotmail seems to want to put everything but spam in the junk folder so I don't get notifications on the phone...

I'm too old for this  :761: :33: :033: :008: :001:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: TYKE on August 17, 2018, 08:15:51 PM
I'm reliably informed that an average 8 year old kid will be able to sort your hotmail problems    :008:   
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 17, 2018, 08:19:50 PM
 :mfr_lol:
Yeah - I don't doubt it. Makes ye feel old doesn't it  :012: :goggle: :001:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: 100milesaway on August 17, 2018, 10:21:07 PM
*Originally Posted by flatfour [+]
I need to buy a bike with lower rear footrests, as my wife is finding it difficult to climb on to the Versys following a hip operation last summer and I only use this bike for two - up riding and holidays solo.

My Versys is also the GT, registered May 2015 and I am the only owner, the mileage is just over 13000. It has all of the extras as yours and is in unmarked, as new condition, being garaged and covered in the garage at all times except when on holiday. I am on very good terms with the local Kawasaki dealer that supplied it and asked him to value it two weeks ago. He has said that it is worth 5,800 to 6,000 as a straight buy - in, a little more as a P/X. He would retail it for 7,400 and has two others for sale at present - a 2016 and 2017 for only a little more than this, although they are not GT spec. but Tourer, I think.

As I intend to buy a new BMW R1200 RT next year for reasons above and do not need the Versys again this year, I have now sold it to avoid further depreciation in the winter months.

As you have said, a quite wonderful bike that in many ways I regret selling.

I hope that this might help you when selling your own Versys - good luck with it all!
Blimey Colin you kept that quite.  Just goes to show though, more than any other reason , it's age and health issues that put a stop to our love of our favourite bikes.  Good luck for the future Colin to you and your good lady.  :002:    Geoff
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: hobzinho on August 17, 2018, 11:38:42 PM
I like the white!  Never seen that color stateside.
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on August 19, 2018, 06:08:53 PM
Thanks. Yeah - looks smart.
Caught my eye in the showroom...
Title: SOLD Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on September 02, 2018, 12:36:31 PM
Quick update - Bike SOLD.

Thanks for all the interest and positive comments.
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: geo on September 02, 2018, 12:39:34 PM
I should say that the buyer saw it on this forum, so many thanks to the guys who run it. :763:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: flatfour on September 13, 2018, 08:07:05 AM
Geoff, apologies for the delayed response, I have been over in Japan for a few weeks on one of our regular visits.

I really liked the Versys and did not expect to sell it yet, however my wife does like to join me on the occasional ride - out and following the second hip operation, found it too difficult to climb on and off the bike with its high rear footrests. As she not very tall either, this does not help matters. We did try using the old (70's) Hondas for her trips, however the lack of storage space for helmets and riding gear when we arrive somewhere on a day trip makes this impractical.

I will, as I said, probably buy a BMW R1200 RT in the Spring, as she has tried one with me and finds it comfortable.

I hope to stay on the forum if no - one minds!
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: 100milesaway on September 13, 2018, 08:21:58 AM
No problem Colin.    I hope that you enjoy the new one, whatever it may be.  Good luck to your good lady regarding her hip problem. And do keep popping along here to keep up to date with whatever is going on.    Geoff :2:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: Sonny on September 13, 2018, 02:15:43 PM
I suppose it's not surprising how many of us -- riders and pillions both -- get moved off the Versys due to something related to hip joints. It's a looming issue for me as well, but so far I'm working around it.  :027:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: TYKE on September 13, 2018, 03:13:05 PM
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
I suppose it's not surprising how many of us -- riders and pillions both -- get moved off the Versys due to something related to hip joints. It's a looming issue for me as well, but so far I'm working around it.  :027:

Same here, I just mount and dismount differently nowadays using the left side footpeg, so far this is working great and little or no pain to speak of

Coincidentally I have literally just received a call from the local Orthopaedic dept; in connection with my left hip pain.
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: Tony the oldie on September 14, 2018, 11:07:28 AM
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Same here, I just mount and dismount differently nowadays using the left side footpeg, so far this is working great and little or no pain to speak of

Coincidentally I have literally just received a call from the local Orthopaedic dept; in connection with my left hip pain.

Yes us oldies are increasingly prone to hip and knee issues.  Not too bad for me at moment but time will tell.

Just want to reassure people that knee and hip replacements can transform your lives.  I'm a regular bicycle tourer with a gang called The Forty Plus Club but it really should be called the 60 Plus Club. Almost all of us are retired and aged between 50 and 75.  Twice a week we do rides of between 60 and 80 miles - take all day, start at a cafe, have lunch at a pub/bar and then have a cup of tea at another cafe before going home.  We have 4 riders who have had hip replacements, 2 with knee replacements (as well as 3 who have had coronary artery bypass grafts - off topic but as this includes me I thought I'd mention it  :008:).  For all of them the medical work has enabled them to continue to do the physical activity that they love.  :152: :028:

So my very strong advice is if you are having difficulties undertaking your normal activities tell your doctor or consultant.  And make very, very clear to them that cycling or motorbiking is an important and necessary part of your life - for you it is a normal activity without which your quality of life will suffer.  Emphasise this - do not be brave and say you can cope with the pain - tell them it is fecking up your life, making you miserable and that you really want them to help you regain your ability to ride a bike.  Do this because the medics will be so used to seeing people who are over 60 who don't do much and really aren't wanting to do much that they can fall into the trap of thinking that all 'mature' people have low expectations.  But we are (mostly) different  :biker1: :123A: :029:  :107:.

Sorry for the rant - just hope it helps.

Tony
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: uralrob on September 14, 2018, 12:55:57 PM


 +1 to all of that.

 My Manager has recently turned 76 and has two new fake hips, and is back on her CBF600 again. The decrease in pain and increase in mobility since the replacements has transformed her daily life. Weather permitting we'll be off for a 6 day trip the week after next. If that goes well I'm told we'll be going long haul next May.
 Now if only I could train her to oil chains and wash bikes  :015: .

 Rob.

 
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: Sonny on September 14, 2018, 01:05:09 PM
That's a refreshing perspective, Tony. As we age, many people almost welcome an "invalid" or "patient" status as a refuge or excuse to go home and sit in front of a TV. Those who refuse to accept it, and I'm another one of them, are often seen as having unrealistic expectations of their doctors. Nuts to that! Get involved with your health care, take responsibility for your health, and live! The doctors work for you, not the other way around.

Sorry to slide off topic, but I just had to say...  :762:
Title: Re: 2015 Versys Grand Tourer / GT
Post by: TYKE on September 14, 2018, 02:43:05 PM
*Originally Posted by Tony the oldie [+]
Yes us oldies are increasingly prone to hip and knee issues.  Not too bad for me at moment but time will tell.

Just want to reassure people that knee and hip replacements can transform your lives.  I'm a regular bicycle tourer with a gang called The Forty Plus Club but it really should be called the 60 Plus Club. Almost all of us are retired and aged between 50 and 75.  Twice a week we do rides of between 60 and 80 miles - take all day, start at a cafe, have lunch at a pub/bar and then have a cup of tea at another cafe before going home.  We have 4 riders who have had hip replacements, 2 with knee replacements (as well as 3 who have had coronary artery bypass grafts - off topic but as this includes me I thought I'd mention it  :008:).  For all of them the medical work has enabled them to continue to do the physical activity that they love.  :152: :028:

So my very strong advice is if you are having difficulties undertaking your normal activities tell your doctor or consultant.  And make very, very clear to them that cycling or motorbiking is an important and necessary part of your life - for you it is a normal activity without which your quality of life will suffer.  Emphasise this - do not be brave and say you can cope with the pain - tell them it is fecking up your life, making you miserable and that you really want them to help you regain your ability to ride a bike.  Do this because the medics will be so used to seeing people who are over 60 who don't do much and really aren't wanting to do much that they can fall into the trap of thinking that all 'mature' people have low expectations.  But we are (mostly) different  :biker1: :123A: :029:  :107:.

Sorry for the rant - just hope it helps.

Tony

That's not a rant Tony, more like reasoned observation


Now if you want a rant.......................................................................................   :008: