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Whelp.....It's time I bid you all goodbye. Today the 09 Green Versys went to a new home. I will stand firm on stone pillars to attest that the Kawasaki Versys is by far the best bang for the buck in a motorcycle period. And there is not a finer beginners bike out there IMHO. And the last time I rode it, I put 600 straight miles on it in one day.-Very capable motorcycle.
In the end though, I could never develop confidence in the front end of the versys. Prolly because I weigh 250, but still I always felt if I rode it hard I would lose the front end. I am also a liter guy and the next bike I buy will need to come out of a corner on 1 wheel. (insert Ducati Multistrada 1200 here.) that is where my heart is. And if I cant afford that, i will pick up a used FJR until I have the means.

I would like to take the opportunity to say that this has to be the best forum I have ever had the pleasure of beloning to. Great people, and great tips! Not a bunch of smart A$$es, Jerks, or wanna be heroes.
I sincerely hope that I contributed as one should and at least gave a few of you a laugh or two.

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All the best Flienlow and you can still hang around the forum and keep us posted on your new ride.
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What Phil said, and good luck on the Multistrada, that is the gold standard in this category of tall sport bikes/tourers. I still like the Tiger 1050 though. Much cheaper, but I haven't ridden the MS so I can't compare them. Stay with the forum: I check in every time I can, and you are right about the best bang for the buck. My next bike will most likely be a Versys; a 2010 if I find one cheap next year.

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Take care and continue Flyinglow. You can't go wrong on the FJR (if you go that way). I put 80k on mine and always thought it was best in class. Strong, comfortable, packable, great handling.
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I can accidently pull the front end off the ground on the Versys. I for one don't want a bike that can accidently pull the front end off the ground doing 70, but each their own. Enjoy your new ride.

BTW: I wouldn't consider the Versys a beginner bike unless you are tall and weigh 250 lbs. It is too much bike for a 150 lb beginner.
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Good having you here flienlow, and have lots of fun on the FJR and/or Multistrada!
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Best of luck, and let us know what you get.

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Good luck with the next bike!

I sometimes get power wheelis on the V in second gear, but mostly uphills, and I'm below 250 lbs...

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Oooohhhhhhh, a Multi-Strada..............me likey! Good luck.....

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Hey flienlow...

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I keed, I keed! Best of luck!



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Whelp.....It's time I bid you all goodbye. Today the 09 Green Versys went to a new home. I will stand firm on stone pillars to attest that the Kawasaki Versys is by far the best bang for the buck in a motorcycle period. And there is not a finer beginners bike out there IMHO. And the last time I rode it, I put 600 straight miles on it in one day.-Very capable motorcycle.
In the end though, I could never develop confidence in the front end of the versys. Prolly because I weigh 250, but still I always felt if I rode it hard I would lose the front end. I am also a liter guy and the next bike I buy will need to come out of a corner on 1 wheel. (insert Ducati Multistrada 1200 here.) that is where my heart is. And if I cant afford that, i will pick up a used FJR until I have the means.

I would like to take the opportunity to say that this has to be the best forum I have ever had the pleasure of beloning to. Great people, and great tips! Not a bunch of smart A$$es, Jerks, or wanna be heroes.
I sincerely hope that I contributed as one should and at least gave a few of you a laugh or two.

Cheers!!

Flienlow out!

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Well, considering your thinking that an FJR is a maybe, then don't rule out the Super Tenere'. It's actually about a grand cheaper than a new FJR ~13k and probably a whole lot less than the Ducati.
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Maybe you can check in once in awhile! Best of luck!!





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