I go pick it up Monday.
In other news, I swapped my 2011 GSC Blur 220i for a 2014 Honda Ruckus through a private party. The kid got the better bike because, while it's cute as a bug and has a crazy cult following, the Ruckus isn't in as good shape and is pitifully underpowered. It needs brake shoes on both front and rear drum brakes, a new brake lever on the right, some touch-up paint, and sticker removal. But I expect with these minor touch-ups (less than $100 total), its cult status will mean I can sell it this spring for more than I would get for the superior but unknown Blur.
This now makes my current bike list as follows:
- 2017 Versys X 300 (new!)
- 2014 Honda Ruckus (just traded for the 2011 Blur 220 - to be sold in spring to help pay for Versys)
- 2009 Piaggio MP3 500 (to be sold in spring - or kept as a novelty)
- 2006 Kawasaki Nomad (to be sold in spring to help pay for Versys)
- 1999 & 1996 TW200 (to be bundled and sold together this spring to help pay for new TW)
Eventually, I want to get down to just the Versys and TW200 which will lighten the tax and insurance load.