A new Versys for me. Lime green, a BIG step up from my last bike an '86 Nighthawk. I had a chance to test the brakes on the way home from the dealer as a cager turned left in front of me. It would have been a lot closer on my old bike. Now I just need to get through the break in period.
I have about 800 mi on mine. Hard to keep the revs down but I do mostly. I found that as it starts to break in, it wants to rev, say at about 300 mi it was real happy at 4500-5000 rpm. Now at 800mi it likes 7000 a lot. I know, not what the owners man. says. Those of you out there with fully broke in machines could chime in about what to expect later . I believe the engine talks to you on some level and lets you know when its ready for higher rpm. Take it easy though and ride safe.
Welcome Bill, you will find this is a friendly place full of good ideas and encouragement with a dash of reality. Never think any ? is too obvious or stupid. Ask it! (or use the search function, probably been covered b4.) Here is a link to a site full of parts to customize your V. http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=4576
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Congrats on the new bike!! I broke mine in per manual, first 500 miles is slow,55mph @4000rpms, next is alot quicker, 70mph @ 5000rpms. After I hit 1000 miles I hardly ever push much past 7000rpms, so enjoy the ride and ride safe!!
Awesome! Green rules. I broke mine in the old-fashioned way: I rode it like I stole it, changed the oil at 600 miles, then again at 3750 and switched to Shell Rotella T Synthetic. Bike runs great and loves to be ridden.