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Versys Travel model

According to Hellforleathermagazine.com , this model will be offered in the US for 2009 by Kawasaki.

looks pretty good!

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Sorry, but what's the difference? It looks just like the one in my garage,
except the Lime green color.
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Green and with the flip up shield, but the same???
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Give me a black Versys any day...

Maybe if the green was a less feminine shade...



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if it was true Kawi green yes.. no to the windshield though

Working to make it my Streetfighter
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Photo edited

Would the bike look better with a revised tank like this one ?

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Revised tank?? I don't think the tank is different...



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A new member Lucifer has this Traveller model in Belgium.

Except his has the Versys embroidered low gel seat and ABS! Some great pics of this bike in his post.
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Typical Euro marketing. You take the basic bike, bundle some accessories and sell it a slight discount (compared to what the accessories would have cost individually). You can already buy all those accessories for your Versys (unless you live in NA, then the tall seat is not an option and you can have the bike in any color you want as long as it's red in the US).

Considering the price difference between what we pay and what bikes and accessories cost in Europe, I'd rather buy my own accessories at US prices than have the "option" of this bundled package.

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Gustavo - I wouldn't call this Euro marketing. It's typical in NA. Look at cars - dealers have sold 'Sport' or 'Limited' models for years. It's just a cheap badge and some extra accessories lambasted on to the car and sold for extra.

I agree - the Traveler is just the fully loaded accessorized model. Mechanically, except for the ABS everything else is the same. I still have most of the accessories added like the Vario windshield and the hard bags.

It just would be nice if we all got the same deal in all areas. Look at that accessory page - a whole lot more than we have in either US or Canada.
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It's my bike with paint.
I'd ride it.



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I'm going riding!

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Already have one for travel!!
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Looks cool

I like the color. I like the red too, however I wish it had less silver paint and more matte black like the green traveler. That windshield is ugly as hell, though. It looks like it was taken from another bike and super glued to the VS. And there's nothing wrong with some matching bags.
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I wish that the saddle bags werent so wide and tucked in a little.
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I wish that the saddle bags werent so wide and tucked in a little.
Are you kidding? Do you know how much beer you can haul to a party with these bags?

(I do not drink and ride... just transport goods from place to place)
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Ah grasshoper with the ones that open like a ammo can you can have the beer on ICE not with these bags.
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Mmm...beer

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Are you kidding? Do you know how much beer you can haul to a party with these bags?
I think there is a niche market with some needs to be filled. Seriously has anybody seen any cooler saddlebags? Now for a drinking smiley face...
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A new member Lucifer has this Traveller model in Belgium.



Except his has the Versys embroidered low gel seat and ABS! Some great pics of this bike in his post.
Actually guys, I'm thinkin, there was a S-T comparo where one of the side cases were insulated AND had the drain spouts built in, on the bottom. So, you didn't even have to take-em-off to drain the melted ice.
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Actually guys, I'm thinkin, there was a S-T comparo where one of the side cases were insulated AND had the drain spouts built in, on the bottom. So, you didn't even have to take-em-off to drain the melted ice.
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Give me a black Versys any day...

Maybe if the green was a less feminine shade...
Kawasaki's in the UK come in some really nice colors .. http://www.kawasaki.co.uk/product.as...449C444A&Sub=2
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