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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-02-2016, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Finally after a long wait to get back to riding, Got my Versys!

After a long break from riding (almost 10 years) I finally got a brand new 2014 Versys ABS for a sweet deal and couldn't be happier

It's an awesome piece of machinery and a very good upgrade from my old Yamaha TTR 250 and Honda CBR 400.

I am in love!

Any riders around NYC that wanna ride upstate and explore around?


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Looks great! I prefer the 2nd gen headlight and body styling!


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Welcome back to riding and to the Versys Forum.

There is a lot of knowledge here and they others can help with any questions.

Enjoy the V

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Although I have had Miss Jaffa (Burnt Orange 2007 Versys) for a while, I still have a lot to learn.


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Thanks a lot everyone.

Is it just me or does anyone else prefer the looks of this generation model rather than the newer ones, I feel the newer ones front end looks a bit out of place hahaha!!!
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Thanks a lot everyone.



Is it just me or does anyone else prefer the looks of this generation model rather than the newer ones, I feel the newer ones front end looks a bit out of place hahaha!!!


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Welcome to the Universys! All things Versys and beyond......

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Welcome back to riding, Amr! I also am a recent return after 7 years away from bikes. I think the Versys is the ultimate "gateway bike."
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I know! Right?!

After moving to the city and selling my Jeep, I needed something to zip outta the city and the Versys is perfect for that!

I am travelling abroad for a couple of weeks and when I get back, I'll grab it and ride upstate to the mountains and have some fun with twisties
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Welcome from Ottawa, ON, only 1/2 ride from Ogdensburg, NY border crossing and ride a few times a year upstate. Adirondacks is one of my favorite places to ride.

Got the same version 2 bike.
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Welcome back!

I too took a break once getting married.. Just under 7 years. When we received orders to move to California, I decided to get a motorcycle primarily for my commuting. I use to ride sport bikes, than got the same exact bike as you. Wife makes fun of me a little because I ride Kermit the Frog, but I love the bike! I believe the color is one reason I got a steal of a deal on it -- apparently no one wanted that color! It's an extremely comfortable bike, though I do miss some of the power that I was previously use to. This will do for quite a few years, and if I stick to the Versys, a 1000 will be my next consideration. Enjoy the ride!

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Welcome from Ottawa, ON, only 1/2 ride from Ogdensburg, NY border crossing and ride a few times a year upstate. Adirondacks is one of my favorite places to ride.

Got the same version 2 bike.
Maybe we could meet up there and ride together haha! I need to get to know adventure tourers and expand my social circle.
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Welcome back!

I too took a break once getting married.. Just under 7 years. When we received orders to move to California, I decided to get a motorcycle primarily for my commuting. I use to ride sport bikes, than got the same exact bike as you. Wife makes fun of me a little because I ride Kermit the Frog, but I love the bike! I believe the color is one reason I got a steal of a deal on it -- apparently no one wanted that color! It's an extremely comfortable bike, though I do miss some of the power that I was previously use to. This will do for quite a few years, and if I stick to the Versys, a 1000 will be my next consideration. Enjoy the ride!
First of, thank you for your service.

Secondly, non-sense, Green is THE color when riding a Kawasaki, haha! I love that color, besides, if you get bored just plastidip the fairing the color you want (you don't even have to change your registration since it's not permanent)

And yeah, the ride is very comfortable!

Question though, does this model and year experience a lot of vibrations in the handlebar around 5K-6K RPM? or is it just me? (I am still breaking the bike in and only spiked that high once or twice!

Feedback is greatly appriected sir.
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This bike does have a little more vibration than what I'm use to. I do recall there being a bit more vibration in that range when I was braking it in. My other issue is that I'm 6'2" (6'3" on a good day), and the wind goes straight to my helmet (not a bike issue!). We have crazy wind here in Northern California, and I feel like a bobble head half the time. Really debating on upgrading to a touring windscreen.

And I agree with you, Kawasaki Green is the only way to go!
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...Wife makes fun of me a little because I ride Kermit the Frog, but I love the bike! I believe the color is one reason I got a steal of a deal on it -- apparently no one wanted that color!...
I passed on a good deal on a black '15 650, BECAUSE I wanted the green one! I get compliments on the bike, because of its color, ALL the time.

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You can get any color you want, as long as it's green...



When I told my wife I was getting a green one, she just made a face and asked "why?" Then she saw it in person, and said "oh...that's nice!"
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