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Long term review in Feb. Cycle World

Cycle World has just release their long term Versys report in the Feb. 2009 issue. Quite impressive. I really should have kept mine, but I'll probably end up buying another to keep my Goldwing company.

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cool can't wait to get the feb. edition.
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Is this the article Verseys-forum members will be quoted in ???

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Is this the article Verseys-forum members will be quoted in ???
No, this is what the 3 rider/editors from the magazine think about it after 10K miles.

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Was curious

Hey Dallas...Now I now I have a sub to Cycleworld and I'm a good week or 2 away from the Feb issue, so, how'd you get one Maybe you are one of the contributing editors

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Hey Dallas...Now I now I have a sub to Cycleworld and I'm a good week or 2 away from the Feb issue, so, how'd you get one Maybe you are one of the contributing editors
I have an online subscription as well as a hard copy sub. Haven't received the hard copy yet but the online Feb issue is up as of today. Here's a link to the digital subscription if you are interested. It's only about $12.00 for two years or something like that.

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Here's their May 2009, 6702 mile update:
http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...rticle_id=1198
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No, this is what the 3 rider/editors from the magazine think about it after 10K miles.
Are the online and print versions different? The editor that requested the quotes from owners here clearly stated they'd be in the February issue.

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Here's their May 2009, 6702 mile update:
http://www.cycleworld.com/article.as...rticle_id=1198
I question the 43 mpg. Even when pushing it, I get around 50.

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Are the online and print versions different? The editor that requested the quotes from owners here clearly stated they'd be in the February issue.
No, the online and printed versions are the same. It's just available quicker online. The site won't allow me to post the article so if you want to view it you have to buy the online subscription. About $12.00 for two years.

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I question the 43 mpg. Even when pushing it, I get around 50.
I wonder if the Leo Vince had anything to do with the mileage ?

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well its either that or the right hand of the journos....

ofd the two I'd guess the Journo's hand is the more likely
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I question the 43 mpg. Even when pushing it, I get around 50.
Do you have a after market pipe? I got around 47mpg when I push it, I have a Arrow slip on pipe... Normal riding, I got around 52 mpg.

I think my MPG drop a little with after market piple... Used to get around 55mpg before the piple.

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I question the 43 mpg. Even when pushing it, I get around 50.
43 mpg must include some pretty hard riding and testing at higher rpm's... I average 55 miles per US gallon (66 per imp gal) under normal riding with my Muzzy header, custom slip-on, Pipercross air filter, some porting, TB vacuum hose mod, Amsoil synthetic oil, and ignition timing advanced 5 degrees.

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Glad to hear the mileage is a bit better than the 43 they indicate in the article. I'm really interested in one of these as a first bike but I get 32 out of my Miata. I have to justify it somehow!!! Does FUN count??
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You'll never save gas by buying a motorcycle because you'll ending up putting twice as many miles on it.
You will see things and go places that you otherwise wouldn't have.

As for the 43 mpg figure, maybe he rides uphill both ways?
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I wonder if the Leo Vince had anything to do with the mileage ?
I BELIEVE that MORE HP costs MORE gas...!

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You'll never save gas by buying a motorcycle because you'll ending up putting twice as many miles on it.
Several of the folks on one of the other hobby sites that I visit said the same thing about reloading ammo. Hmmmmm, another expensive hobby in my future? No . . . it's transportation! Yeah!! That's it . . . transportation!!

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All I know is the "V" seems to get good MPG in all driving situations. I never go more than 200 miles a day but always seem to get @45mpg.
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