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Old 08-03-2011, 04:21 PM
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Default Twisted Throttle ADV Moto Versys - Very Cool

Just saw the Twisted Throttle ADV Moto project bike on the Twisted Throttle site today. They did a beautiful job on this bike, I love the look of the bike with the black spoke wheels and luggage.



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http://www.twistedthrottle.com/artic...view/449/1/33/
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:59 PM
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That bike looks awsome. Seems like Kawi should offer 2 versions of the KLE 650 kinda like Triumph does with the new Tiger 800.
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Old 08-03-2011, 05:07 PM
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I agree, a more off-road version of the Versys like this one would appeal to a lot of riders
I am curious to know where and how much it cost for the spoked wheels on this bike
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:51 PM
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That thing is going to look hawt parked in front of Starbucks.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:52 PM
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I think they did a heck of a job on it. It certainly gives another nice look at what the bike can be, if you so desire. Certainly lives up to the Versatile System, doesn't it.

I'm really digging the black and red color scheme.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:46 PM
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Id like to know more about the wheels?
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:48 AM
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Id like to know more about the wheels?
Those wheels could be perfect for the Hollister Hills not far from you...
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:05 AM
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Thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:36 AM
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The black and red color scheme looks awesome. I have a red versys and have been thinking about painting the wheels black. Based on this bike I think it would look good. I'd love to switch to spoke wheels like this bike but am guessing that it would be an expensive switch
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:37 AM
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I like the ergonomics and extra suspension travel of bikes like the V, Tiger, GS, etc but.... where in North America with the exception of unpopulated northern Canada or Alaska or maybe the desert in Nevada/CA can you take a trip that involves long stretches of off pavement travel. All the dirt roads in my province seem to be 1-2km long and dead end. Bikes like this or the GS, etc. would seem ideal if you are crossing Africa but where in NA can you ride like that?
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:35 AM
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I'll be the lone dissenting vote. I think it looks But that's just me
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:45 AM
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I like the ergonomics and extra suspension travel of bikes like the V, Tiger, GS, etc but.... where in North America with the exception of unpopulated northern Canada or Alaska or maybe the desert in Nevada/CA can you take a trip that involves long stretches of off pavement travel. All the dirt roads in my province seem to be 1-2km long and dead end. Bikes like this or the GS, etc. would seem ideal if you are crossing Africa but where in NA can you ride like that?
Pretty much anywhere in the States. Except Texas I think..
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I like the ergonomics and extra suspension travel of bikes like the V, Tiger, GS, etc but.... where in North America with the exception of unpopulated northern Canada or Alaska or maybe the desert in Nevada/CA can you take a trip that involves long stretches of off pavement travel. All the dirt roads in my province seem to be 1-2km long and dead end. Bikes like this or the GS, etc. would seem ideal if you are crossing Africa but where in NA can you ride like that?
Try this for one... http://www.transamtrail.com/
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I like it, but then again I should sine I have about 80% of those farkles on my V. Spoke wheels look nice but I don't think I'm ready to pony up the money for those.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:38 AM
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Here is the full rundown on the bike:


Last edited by twistedthrottle; 08-08-2011 at 01:03 PM.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:25 PM
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Bags are cool; you can keep the wheels.
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Bags are cool; you can keep the wheels.
Spokes > Mags any day.........
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Id like to know more about the wheels?
My guess is woodys wheel works built them, but the hub supplier RAD can build them too.

Woodys offered me a tubeless version as well.

http://www.woodyswheelworks.com/

http://www.radmfg.com/RAD-Front-Hub-...sp-versysf.htm

I WANT a set of them bad, just trying to justify the approx $1600 cost.
This build is helping push me over the top and solidify that I want the rims in black.

To me with these wheels the Versys would be a better ADV bike than the 650 Strom and slot it between it and GS800/Tiger 800 while not breaking the bank.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:23 PM
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I like the ergonomics and extra suspension travel of bikes like the V, Tiger, GS, etc but.... where in North America with the exception of unpopulated northern Canada or Alaska or maybe the desert in Nevada/CA can you take a trip that involves long stretches of off pavement travel. All the dirt roads in my province seem to be 1-2km long and dead end. Bikes like this or the GS, etc. would seem ideal if you are crossing Africa but where in NA can you ride like that?
What I use my ADV bikes for are long road trips with off pavement sections or riding off road areas along the trip.
Here in the South east there are miles of unpaved roads to explore and connect with on a trip.

I would love to set up the Versys like I had the Strom set up for that.





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Old 08-04-2011, 04:48 PM
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That is a great looking bike. Hopefully Twisted Throttle will have a sale or give this forum a discount sometime soon.
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