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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings all.

Picked up my 2011 Versys in northern Thailand (Chiang Mai) two days before Christmas. Kawa has an assembly plant here in Thailand and until last November the Versys was for export only. Excellent bike for some of the best bike treks in all of SEA. Cant wait for the next excursion into Laos. Also have an off road Honda 250 XL Degree for the really rough stuff but love the power of the Versys on the twisty mountain roads. Have been living and working in Asia for the past 10 years and love the year round riding here in Thailand. Brought back a bunch of goodies for the bike on my last visit to the US in January. Very expensive to buy imported after market items here in Thailand so I load up whenever I am back in the US. Have got alot of good info on this site and look forward to many happy miles on the beast.

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The price of the versys would of dropped a bit now that you can buy one without it having to be imported. What is the cost of a 2011 in Thailand?
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Cheers from Canada double_D. Happy trails to you!

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Sawadii double-D.

My daughter did some mission work over there (her mom is Thai). The pictures she brought back were amazing. She loved the people and the country.

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The price of the versys would of dropped a bit now that you can buy one without it having to be imported. What is the cost of a 2011 in Thailand?
I paid 285,000 Thai Baht which is about $9,500 USD. Great value considering a 650 BMW GS will set you back over $20,000 USD. Kawasaki is one of the only bike manafacturers that has a deal with the Thai government to sell big bikes (over 200cc) without the big tarriff. Triumph has an assembly plant here but you will pay more than 100% duty as they still consider it an import.
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i'm new here as well

hi everyone.!!! i'm jean and i'm new in here!!
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hi everyone.!!! i'm jean and i'm new in here!!
Jean have you brought a versys and if so post a pic
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Jean have you brought a versys and if so post a pic
I don't think Jean has got a Versys-

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Greetings all.

Picked up my 2011 Versys in northern Thailand (Chiang Mai) two days before Christmas. Kawa has an assembly plant here in Thailand and until last November the Versys was for export only. Excellent bike for some of the best bike treks in all of SEA. Cant wait for the next excursion into Laos. Also have an off road Honda 250 XL Degree for the really rough stuff but love the power of the Versys on the twisty mountain roads. Have been living and working in Asia for the past 10 years and love the year round riding here in Thailand. Brought back a bunch of goodies for the bike on my last visit to the US in January. Very expensive to buy imported after market items here in Thailand so I load up whenever I am back in the US. Have got alot of good info on this site and look forward to many happy miles on the beast.

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and I am just across the boarder-Malaysia. drop a PM if you intend to ride this part.

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Sawasdee ka and welcome.

I lived in Thailand for a year and a half, Bangkok, Udonthani, Lamphang.

I'd love to go back to ride and rock climb!

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Will do Fastoman. Have stayed up in the North of Thailand and Laos with the 250 Honda Degree but now with the Versys looking to go further. Give me a shout if you ever get up around my way. Met a couple of guys from Malaysia in Laos last December, they were on 650 and 800 BMW GS bikes.
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Sawasdee ka and welcome.

I lived in Thailand for a year and a half, Bangkok, Udonthani, Lamphang.

I'd love to go back to ride and rock climb!
Sounds like you had a good time buffamazon. Udonthani in the northeast (Issan) and Lamphang near Chiang Mai very different places than Bangkok. There is alot of rock climbing and motorcycle treks in Chiang Rai Province where I live and some of the best I have ever seen in Laos (Nong Khiaw) Cheers

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Hello double_d! I am running up and down CM-BKK like crazy at the moment but am always look out for chances to ride, especially the twisties! Keep me posted with your plans and I'll let you know mine. Just got back from the first Versys Thailand forum trip where two dozen Vs gathered. Had a close encounter with wild elephant in Khao Yai on the way back. Will post it all in another thread soonest.

In the mean time pls do some Samoeng loop for me whenever you can. Really miss one right now T_T.

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Will do Fastoman. Have stayed up in the North of Thailand and Laos with the 250 Honda Degree but now with the Versys looking to go further. Give me a shout if you ever get up around my way. Met a couple of guys from Malaysia in Laos last December, they were on 650 and 800 BMW GS bikes.

Thanks. really want to do the North Thailand and Laos, will keep in touch and PM you if coming your way.

Ride safe.

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Hi. Ranti ride with us northernthailand next trip

http://www.er6thailand.com/board/ind...?topic=14475.0
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Hi. Ranti ride with us northernthailand next trip
sure love to! double_D what'd you say?

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Hi. Ranti ride with us northernthailand next trip

http://www.er6thailand.com/board/ind...?topic=14475.0
Amorw. The numbers seem to be increasing and that's good news
BTW do you guys have a local versys forum?

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