2013 V's LOOK KINDA FUNKY! - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
MTS
Member
 
MTS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NW USA
Posts: 3,518
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
2013 V's LOOK KINDA FUNKY!

I looked at the ones on u-tube and they look kinda funky! They look more bulky! And the V1000 looks the same to me.

I like all the older V650's! Although the wind shields are better maybe?

Time will tell!

What do you fellow riders think of them?





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
( RIDE FREE BE SAFE )
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by MTS; 08-26-2012 at 07:34 PM.
MTS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 01:19 AM
Member
 
andrewhtf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Link please? Afaik the 2013 changes are just the colour options?

Current : Maroon 2011.
- Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS brake lines - Osram Hyper 65W both low/high beam - LED 30w aux floodlights & 3w DRLs - Rear Hugger - Givi crash guards - Yoshimura TRC Carbon - Dynojet PC5 - Scottoiler - R1 shock with Ohlins 14.2 kg/mm spring - Imitation Givi Windshield - Rear Givi rack with 24ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones - Z800 stock mirrors.

Up next :
- Protaper SE ATV Low - PIAA Platinum low
andrewhtf is offline  
post #3 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
MTS
Member
 
MTS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NW USA
Posts: 3,518
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewhtf View Post
Link please? Afaik the 2013 changes are just the colour options?
I don't know how to put a link in here. But if you search (2013 Kawasaki Versys) on Yahoo Search and the video's are there! Check out the the V650 looks strange!





To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
( RIDE FREE BE SAFE )
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MTS is offline  
 
post #4 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 03:15 AM
Member
 
Motopsycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NW Iowa
Posts: 738
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTS View Post
I don't know how to put a link in here.
.........................
(right click) copy (right click) paste. hit submit reply.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

IBA # 49372
Motopsycho is offline  
post #5 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 04:15 AM
Member
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,846
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Yeah, 2013 Versys 650 sure looks funky in Pearl Stardust White or Metallic Magnesium Grey (brown)... Like the 2013 Ninja 650R and ER-6, ABS will be available.

USA 2013 Ninja 650R with ABS option: http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Pro...?scid=6&id=706

Canada: http://www.kawasaki.ca/model/STREET-.../Ninja-650-ABS

Last edited by invader; 08-27-2012 at 04:39 AM.
invader is offline  
post #6 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 04:24 AM
Member
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,846
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
invader is offline  
post #7 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 04:31 AM
Super Moderator
 
kiwi 41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 44.24'S 171.15'E Timaru, NewZealand
Posts: 8,623
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to kiwi 41
I presume Invader that is in Thai money?
kiwi 41 is offline  
post #8 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 04:35 AM
Member
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,846
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Thailand currency, yes... Thai Baht (THB).
invader is offline  
post #9 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 08:31 AM
Member
 
Smiley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Elgin County SW Ontario
Posts: 1,161
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Garage
Brown? yech.

There was a saying way back when, that brown was a bad luck colour for a motorcycle. Not sure about luck but definitely bad taste!

Observations on life and motorcycling, short stories and photos, with no annoying political or religious rhetoric
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Smiley is offline  
post #10 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 08:58 AM
Member
 
El Tig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 1,444
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1 that brown is a BAD idea imho. Even an Aprillia would look ugly in brown!

I don't care for the transformer look of the V1000.

Ride To Live, Live To Ride....no, really!
El Tig is offline  
post #11 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 09:36 AM
Member
 
Bones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: western Massachusetts
Posts: 1,791
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Brown? Maybe UPS is going to buy up a batch for out-of-the-way deliveries.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[SIZE="1"]Ride. Good.

2019 F750GS
2014 R1200RT
2008 Versys (SOLD 11/19)
2003 ST1300ABS (SOLD 5/15)
IBA 59868
Bones is offline  
post #12 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 10:42 AM
Member
 
Tigerpawed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,044
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
The black ones look fine, the others don't have visual lines that flow - they seem chopped up. The Pearl White V looks really odd because the black knee panel looks like a keystone where it is visually locked in by the white tank and tank fairing. Maybe they look better in person.

Someday is not a day of the week.
Tigerpawed is offline  
post #13 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 02:02 PM
Member
 
Thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tampa, Fl
Posts: 718
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
The Brown kind of reminds me of the old Honda Goldwing 1100 color from 1981.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg GW 1981.jpg (11.3 KB, 159 views)

"The Road Goes On Forever And The Party Never Ends"
IBA #23562

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Thumper is offline  
post #14 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 04:40 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTS View Post
I looked at the ones on u-tube and they look kinda funky! They look more bulky! And the V1000 looks the same to me.

I like all the older V650's! Although the wind shields are better maybe?

Time will tell!

What do you fellow riders think of them?
They look exactly like the last three model years (2010-12) with new colors.

John in AZ
'08 Versys
'11 Victory Cross Roads

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jmlmjmjm is offline  
post #15 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 06:22 PM
Member
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,846
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Lightbulb

That's funny, cuz I love the 'brown'... Kawasaki does call it Metallic Magnesium Grey, for
invader is offline  
post #16 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I actually like the brown too. There's a chance I might have picked that over the all-black 12 that I have now!

2012 Kawasaki Versys 650 - 20,500 miles
2000 Volvo V70XC 2.4T - 258,000 miles
Sykes is offline  
post #17 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 06:38 PM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Norwalk CA
Posts: 15,653
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Garage
Any color is alright with me except "Black" If the Triumph Explorer i had looked at last week would have been the grey or blue it would be in my garage right now.

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is online now  
post #18 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 06:49 PM
Member
 
Baron650's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 943
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
KZ900- I think you could get that in "Root Beer" Brown, no?
I think I like the White one.
Baron650 is offline  
post #19 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 07:29 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
The white one also reminds me of the Ducati Multistrada:


2012 Kawasaki Versys 650 - 20,500 miles
2000 Volvo V70XC 2.4T - 258,000 miles
Sykes is offline  
post #20 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 07:56 PM
Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,289
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sykes View Post
The white one also reminds me of the Ducati Multistrada:

Growing up on the Italian side of my hometown I can sure appreciate that sexy machine.

My Versys Travels:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
twowheeladdict is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome