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2012 1000cc Versys. don't waste your energy cause..

it's not coming to the US:

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2011/11/0...coming-to-u-s/


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No biggie, plenty of bikes to choose from in the US.
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Why is it that some of these bikes find their way into Canada, which probably has only about 7% the market as the USA? Is it too costly to set up all of the dealers? Is it because of the huge, in comparison, cruiser market? I am guessing that the dealers don't really want them, as new 2009 units can still be found.
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Same thing happened for the 650. Everywhere else including Canada got them for '07, and we had to wait until '08. Maybe you can get one in '13.


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Why is it that some of these bikes find their way into Canada, which probably has only about 7% the market as the USA? Is it too costly to set up all of the dealers? Is it because of the huge, in comparison, cruiser market? I am guessing that the dealers don't really want them, as new 2009 units can still be found.
Simple.....We don't get it because Kawasaki Motors USA does not believe there is a market for it based on there research.

Canadian Kawasaki Motors believes there is a market for it in Canada based on there research.

Change Kawasaki Motors USA mind by calling them at 949-460-5688

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Canadians tend to be half way between Europeans and Americans in their vehicle tastes. Canadians were pissed that Ford cancelled the Ford Ranger Pickup next year as small cars, and small trucks are more popular here than down south. Higher gas prices are part of it, but personally I just don't like heavy bulky vehicles. In urban areas where gas prices are high you see more small cars than you would in the USA. Big trucks still rule in the countryside however.

These half-Euro tastes are similar when it comes to bikes. It isn't just sport bike or Harley here. Naked's are more popular here as well, but not as popular as across the pond. I'm sure if the demand for the Versys 1000 exists in America it will find its way there in 2013. If not, you can always do like Canadians when we can't get something you have locally, and say "road trip".
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I think if my V was a 1,000 cc I would not have bought it. I like the size and Zip it has.

I have bigger bikes to ride for the long haul.

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That's OK, we'll get it after they have worked the bugs out.
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That's OK, we'll get it after they have worked the bugs out.
More than likely. I can go pound on their doors and demand a V1000 for the USA. I work less than 2 blocks away from headquarters. I should just go park my modified V at their front doors with a sign pointing to the engine that says "needs to be 1000cc".

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I think if my V was a 1,000 cc I would not have bought it. I like the size and Zip it has.

I have bigger bikes to ride for the long haul.

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i agree with you, other choices out there in the bigger category if that's what floats the boat, I bought mine because I WANTED under 1000 cc ( under 900 in truth)

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Canada gets it? Wooo! Now I am curious how much it might cost. I'm waffling on an upgrade as my girlfriend wants me Versys now.
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Holy **** muppet. I might as well get the 800XC or wait and see what that new Explorer is priced at.
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i agree with you, other choices out there in the bigger category if that's what floats the boat, I bought mine because I WANTED under 1000 cc ( under 900 in truth)
ME THREE!! Love the size and weight of the V. Do not want more weight. Bigger bikes just sit and I ride my V. I'm tall and the V is a perfect fit.
You know they will come out with an electric bike thats going to blow are socks off some day!! That direct DC power is unreal!! Simulating sound that you can change with a push of button. Or not!





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That coverts to $13,7425 USD...not a whole heck of a lot less than the price of the new Yamaha Super Tenere.

Yesterday I stopped at a local dealer and gave his first 2012 Super Tenere a very close inspection. I was quite impressed by what I saw. Rider position felt very similar to my V. As one might expect with a bike that is in limitied supply...I was not offered a test ride.

Although it is a bit heavy, IMO the Super Tenere is staged to give the venerable BMW GS serious competition. Could the 1000 V compete even if it ever got to the USA? Perhaps...but I'm not a believer. My money would more likely to go toward the 2012 Super Tenere.

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I used the difference between the existing V in the US and Canada and came up with right at $13K. Regardless, that is a stiff price. I am reserving judgement until I actually see one.

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Now I have four!
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How hard would it be to buy one in Canada and get it registered in the states?

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72+ pounds heavier, 4" longer wheelbase, license losing power, higher cost to buy, higher insurance costs, lower fuel mileage; thanks, I'll keep the V as is.
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I suspect that a large part of the price difference between Canada and the states is in the Canadian import tariffs and not exchange rate.

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It has an inline-4 engine, which means it lacks the character of a twin(parallel or V).

It also means poor gas mileage if it's like most other large inline-4's. Owners of the Z1000 model (same engine, tuned differently) are reporting mid-to-high 30 mpg.

Not interested.

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