Misc

Picked up the New Versys Today!

I loaded up the 15 Versys on Thursday night. It was a bitter sweet moment as we have enjoyed many great miles on the Orange beauty. However that did not dampen my excitement for the new Versys. I was like a kid on Christmas morning. I did not sleep very well on Thursday evening as the excitement was over whelming. I had wanted to ride the 15 to Plano and ride the new steed back to NW Arkansas, but the weather gods would have none of that. With snow and ice in the forecast, I decided it best to take her to the metroplex via my kendon trailer. With the bike loaded up I headed to the store on Friday Morning. I needed to work a half day. I was very productive as I did not want anything delaying my departure to Plano to get the new bike.

I got to Plano in time to take the bike over to Jason & AJ at Plano Kawasaki Suzuki. We unloaded the 15 and they were kind enough to let me leave my trailer at the shop, so I did not have to fight the traffic pulling a trailer.

We finished up the evening having dinner with our daughter, who is attending college at the University of North Texas. We had a great evening catching up. Sure miss having her around.

Saturday morning arrived and Jamie and I were excited and ready to go. We met some friends for breakfast before heading over to the dealership and signing the papers. We were against the clock as the weather was rolling in. We got everything together and I even got a short 10 mile ride in on the new bike before loading her up.

It was a short ride, but I will say that I was smiling from ear to ear. It is so smooth and so damn cool. I can’t wait to put more miles on her. The clouds brought me back to reality as the rain was coming. We loaded up the new Versys, taking our time, so we did not make a mistake that might cause any damage to the new bike. AJ & Jason were so good, they got me into the shop first thing so that they could get my GPS and heated gear mounted on the new bike. We did have a little scare as I had not taken into account all of the electronics under the seat. This left little room for the fuse block. The tech made it happen but it was a tight fit. I will post a few pics to show just how tight.

Once the bike was loaded up, I said my goodbyes and hit the road. It rained good on me and the new Versys for the first hour of our trip. The bike is now really dirty. It will be cleaned tomorrow as we bond and I learn more about her.

Now all we need is some good weather so I can get some miles on her. Let’s Ride.

You can see all of the pictures here.

Photo Collage, YouTube

Photo Collage – Big Bend 2008

My first time visiting this beautiful part of Texas. I will always remember this trip as my brother was along for the ride.

This was a great ride. We headed down to attend the SportTouring .NET rally and too meet some new Two Wheeled Texans. This trip started off windy. We wanted to camp but way to blustery for that. You can read the ride report here: https://motoadrenalinetours.blog/2008/04/

I posted the April link so you can just scroll down to see all of the days of the trip.

See all of the pictures here: https://lonestarlobos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/2008-Road-Trips/Big-Bend-Trip-STN-Meet-April/

Photo Collage, YouTube

Photo Collage – Mena Arkansas 2006

This trip kinda started it all for us. It was a cold, miserable and probably the most memorable trip we have ever done.

Disclaimer; This ride actually occured in June 2006.

This trip was so much fun. It happened back in 2007 and believe it or not we still get comments about how much fun the ride was. It started off with us riding off into the morning only to be greeted by some of the worst rain I have ever ridden in. It was unforgiving, and just slammed down for hours.

We finally made it to Queen Wilhelmina State Park, however we still got to set up our tents in a torrential rainfall. We had such a cool group of riders and before the weekend was over we laughed, joked and had so much fun.

This is one trip I will never forget. You can see the blog post here: https://motoadrenalinetours.blog/2006/06/27/cook-out-mena-arkansas-style/

All of the pictures are located here: https://lonestarlobos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/2006-Road-Trips/Mena-Cook-Out-June-06/

Misc

The NEW Versys is here!

2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE

I was updating a video when a PM came across my face book.


Hey there. I hope you guys have been well. We just got our first new Versys 1000 SE today. I promised I’d let you know.

-J Meisel

I have been waiting for this day. I have been intrigued about the new Versys, and I am looking forward to riding one and seeing if all of the new innovations are worth me giving up my beloved V, and moving on to the new one. I love the new look and all of the technology. The downside would be taking on another payment (My Versys is paid off). I am also not a big fan of the new color. But then my little “evil voice” jumps in and says “Just do it!”

That new dash is so sexy!

Jamie and I will be in Dallas in a couple of weeks, so I am sure we will run by our favorite dealer and visit our friends, AJ and Jason, Maybe even take a test ride.

I love my Versys and if the new one is even better, I can’t wait to ride it. Jamie loves the Versys and she will need to buy in as well. There is no real need to upgrade as our Versys is doing great. We have just eclipsed the 35K mark and we have some great awesome trips planned for the year. We might just hold out for the neon green or bright orange to make its way across the pond.

So if anyone gets a chance to go by Plano Kawasaki Suzuki, shoot me a note with a couple of pics and tell me your thoughts. Until then I will continue to have this internal struggle… New V or stick with my beloved!