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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Is the Versys right for me

I have an '09 Kawi KLX250S now. After 15 years of not riding a dirt bike I purchased the KLX because I figured as much as I go off road I wanted something to become familiar with street riding. Well I'm hooked on pavement now and have researched the Versys and feel this would really fit my needs. I am 5'6", 155 lbs. My question is: is this too much bike for me? I'm in good shape but considering my relatively small frame I'm wondering if this is a good fit. I do like the fact that the V has a high seat height (still 1" shorter than the KLX). Opinions?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 02:52 PM
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 04:47 PM
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It's not too much bike. The Versys is very easy too ride. The seat height would be your only concern. Get a green one.
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I'm 5'7", have no problem to have a stable position when standing still, either one foot flat on the ground or both half on the ground; this is with the standard seat

I did get the lower gel seat though, it feels nicer to sit a long time on for me; don't really notice much difference in my feet on the ground positioning however

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 10:41 PM
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I'm about 5'-8" and 160. I had been riding on less powerful bikes with lower seats for a few years. Thought it was time to step up to the Versys, but was a little concerned about the seat height. After a short "get acquainted" period, I couldn't feel more comfortable on the bike. No problem reaching the pavement all the way with one foot, and half-way with two feet (I only use one foot at stops). Riding position is second to none. Higher windshield and one tooth increase on front sprocket makes the bike perfect for my needs. Good luck.
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You are ready for the V...Just make sure you get the blue one...They handle the best and come with a better seat

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Have you looked at a GSX650F?
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