Who said the Versys is not an offroad machine? - Kawasaki Versys Forum
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-13-2017, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Who said the Versys is not an offroad machine?

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-13-2017, 07:28 PM
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Like the vids, great road.

Any mods or tweaks besides tires?
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jūst because you ride it off road doesn't mean it is an off-road bike.

If it does then I guess this is an off-road bike.


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Man, this is butthole-clenching scary. Thanks for sharing!
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-14-2017, 07:36 AM
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Who said the Versys is not an offroad machine?
Countless people, and you will too when you will have to pick it up in a mud hole.

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just because you ride it off road doesn't mean it is an off-road bike.
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This is why I kept my Dual Sport KLX 250s which would take this trail easily and be far more fun.
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I think we could get away with saying the versys is an ADV machine (and hide behind the vast confusion there).
But not off-road though.
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jdrocks certainly off roads with his versys setups. Just a matter of how much modding you do to make it better off road capable right ?
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it just how it is phrased: we all know we can GO off road. It just can't be sold as such.
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I was riding my 73' DT250 Enduro one day out in the boonies and some gent on a late 60's Triumph Bonneville passed me like I was standing still..........he had homemade pipes and some gravel type tires on the thing. There's no replacement for skill.
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and the GS rider who gets owned by the Harley rider.

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Any car, truck or motorcycle can be ridden off-road. The ONLY question is how rough of a dirt road can you navigate and how fast can you navigate it. I don't take my big Beemer or my honda sport bike off-road....but I take the Versys off-road all the time. I don't ride it like a motocross machine; I ride it like a mildly capable off-road motorcycle and it does great. I also stay within my skill set. You would be well advised to do the same. Enjoy, but don't get crazy on it cause it's not a KLR or CRF. Any arguments with that?
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I have ridden my fair share of motorcycles OFF ROAD.

Although.... not always intentionally......

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I've never had the inclination to mount knobbies to Versys. I doubt I ever will. My last dirt bike weighed about 280 lbs and I thought it too heavy and tall.

Nice riding, Mr. Ash! You are an accomplished rider.
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Noticed that your left mirror wasn't too happy. Going uphill is many times easier than going downhill in the dirt. How was the downhill journey?

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...Going uphill is many times easier than going downhill in the dirt....
Yah - your crash is at a LOWER speed...!

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Nice ride, well done. That's a lot of machine for that trail.
I'd do that on me ol Elsinore 125 if I still had it. But I don't so....never mind.

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