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To all my friends on this great board I have to regret to inform all of you.
I traded on mu '09 crystal blue Versys.

For a 2016 Vulcan S se.

I will let you guys know the differences pros and cons.

But after all these years here this is the best blog I have been on.
Every one is so eager to one another here.....
Be safe and happy riding.

Ralph D II just outside of Boston MA.
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Congrats on the new bike - funny lookin' V-twin engine though
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To all my friends on this great board I have to regret to inform all of you.
I traded on mu '09 crystal blue Versys.

For a 2016 Vulcan S se.

I will let you guys know the differences pros and cons.

But after all these years here this is the best blog I have been on.
Every one is so eager to one another here.....
Be safe and happy riding.

Ralph D II just outside of Boston MA.
Luv that bike in blue.
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Enjoy. I'm getting my wife one as soon as her back issues are resolved.

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Congrats on the new bike - funny lookin' V-twin engine though
Contrary to modern notions, cruisers were not predominantly V-twins.

Other popular configurations throughout the years were singles, inline twins, inline triples, inline fours, flat twins, flat fours, flat sixes, V4s, etc.

Cruiser is more a riding position than an engine configuration.

Many Versys owners convert their bikes as close to a cruiser configuration as they can get without having to fabricate parts. Corbin seats, handlebar risers, highway pegs.

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Contrary to modern notions, cruisers were not predominantly V-twins.

Other popular configurations throughout the years were singles, inline twins, inline triples, inline fours, flat twins, flat fours, flat sixes, V4s, etc.

Cruiser is more a riding position than an engine configuration.

Many Versys owners convert their bikes as close to a cruiser configuration as they can get without having to fabricate parts. Corbin seats, handlebar risers, highway pegs.
JOKE! JOKE! note the -> <-

Yes, had a Suzuki Savage (single), considered a Magna (V4), love the look of Guzzi's (V-twin but not transverse), the Valkyrie flat 6, aware that Triumph bucks the v-twin trend on ALL it's cruisers, Kawasaki has had previously used the 500cc Ninja parallel twin in the Vulcan 500.

And then there's the V8 Boss Hoss
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Congrats on the vulcan. I sat on one, and i am real tempted. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

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That's a beautiful looking ride.
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So I'm back for my update.....

Hello all the decision I made was the right one.

The new bike fits my frame 5'-8" better. Although I put the 1" lowering kit and my 09" Versys but still a little to tall.
My wife feels comfortable on the 2016 Vulcan S se and will now ride ....wow guys I don't believe it.

The Versys I did all the Mod's we have on the blog for the '09 from sprocket changes to installing by pass tubes on the intakes...etc.

Low and be hold the Vulcan is geared the same as I had on the Versys after my mod.

Handling OMG...!
The Vulcan is directly in the middle of my 2 bikes I traded it in for '06 Suzuki GSK-R600 and the V. The turns are quick the lean angle is good (Thanks to the sport tires Kawi put on the Vulcan) not as much as the V and it has performance.
Wind buffeting; it is gone compared to what we experience on the V. The wind on the Gixer there was minimal. The power band can't compare to the Gixer but the grunting of the V's 650 and the Vulcan are pretty much the same.
The vibrations and reoccurring buzzing is gone also on the new bike.

The Kawi dealer is fitting me better with the marketed ERGO fit for the Vulcan this week end. I guess right now the only thing I see I might run into is Stowage space but other than that...I will miss this blog.
The Vulcan is like riding a lazy-Boy down the highway but if you need to get up and pole vault open the throttle....lol
Thank All You...!

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