Name's Alexei ("Alex" is also ok), from Moscow, Russia.
Currently aspiring to buy a Kawi Versys, 2010, although my local dealer suggests I wait for the 2011... My current mount is a medium sized Kawi Vulcan, 15 years service, 46000 km (half of them are mine). Modded it, and love it still - the bike saved my hide a few times, and served me well. However, time to move on...
Decided to have myself a brand new bike, and given the quality of Russian roads, a durable and off-roadish suspension rules. All the way.
To that end, a few questions to you experienced riders:
1) I am almost 2m tall (195 cm), and weigh 100 kg - is that bike fitting for me? I spent some time sitting on it, although no test rides, and I know little of it's ergos in motion.
2) I often travel with a passanger + luggage. Given section 1), can I hope to travel in comfort, if Versys (according to docs) has 7 HP more than my Vulcan?
3) As compared to the cruisers, the Versys has very high seat hight (comfy for me when I stand still, true). How does it behave in a strong sidewind?
In general, that's it. I would really appreciate your help on this.