1: Good performance
2: Riding Position
3: Water cooling
4: Looks!!! (I get women that pull up next to me and roll down their window and say, nice bike!). I've never had that happen with my Katana, or my KLR. So it seems that the Versys tickles that fancy of adventure. Or it could be the fast GREEN color!!
What I don't like:
1: The SHIFTING!! My Versys may be one of those late Friday or early Monday (post game) bikes. But, my 1st gear has a false shift and bottom. The shift action feels like it's in 1st at the bottom and in fact it in 2nd or even when you get into 1st you can still shift one more time without changing gears (of course), but it feels like it!! Yes, I can shift into first, then shift one more time. But there is no other gear...it just clicks and shifts like there is one. All I can be thankful of is that there is no false neutral between any other gears.
2: No center stand
3: The helmet hooks (I mean really? The seat is a pain to take on and off.)
4: The vibration! I take long trips: 5-8 hours. I have to get off every 2 hours or if I push to 3 hours I pay for it. Oh well, I use the time to get coffee and gas. The vibration makes the center console buZZZZZ!!! I hate that! I used foam inside to stop it.
5: Stock windshield. It hasn't been on the bike since I got the MRA Tourscreen.
6: The front fender and fender mount: I've already had to replace a front fork and the fender because the fender mount is just a metal extension that can break off when you hit solid things. Yes...I do. I take my bike off-road. Rocks and trees are just bumpers.
7: The 17in wheels! Come on!!! Give me at least 18in!!! I'd like spoked rims too for the offroad naturalist in me. I enjoy nature as it speeds by!!!
2009 Kw Versys: Green!
Barkbusters, Chrome helmet locks, GPS mount, Pyramid Fender Extender, LED accessory lights,
JT 42T rear sprocket, Givi V35 PLX sidecases, Coocase V36 Topcase, SW-Motech mirror wideners, Superbike GX mirrors, MRA VarioTouringScreen, ROX Anti-vibe Risers, T-Rex sliders, SW Motech engine guards, Motowerks Lowering Link
DNLP D616 120/70ZR17 front
DNLP D616 180/55ZR17 rear
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Last edited by Don't_Stop; 02-25-2012 at 10:09 AM.