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First Adventure Bike Selector

Did the seven step automatic bike selector:

http://www.advpulse.com/first-advent...selector-tool/

And got this: (Cut and Pasted from my results)

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Kawasaki Versys

The Kawasaki Versys offers a twin-cylinder fuel injected 649cc motor with excellent fuel economy and good power (60hp) for a small engine. With a manageable seat height (33.3 in.), the bike is easy to ride for smaller riders.

The Versys is oriented more towards street riding with cast alloy wheels, soft short suspension travel (5.9in front/5.7 in rear) and 17 in. front wheel that will limit its off-road capabilities. The Versys looks like it is ready for adventure, but in reality it is most comfortable on the street. The Versys can handle graded dirt roads with confidence but is not intended for use on anything more technical than that.

The Versys makes a great touring bike with a tall windscreen, large tank (5.0 gallons) , sporty handling and a free-revving motor. Some have described the bike as a poor man's Ducati Multistrada.

Overall, this is a great option for riders that want the Adventure Bike look and don't intend to wander off-road very often. New riders will appreciate the long-distance touring capabilities of the Versys which will keep them riding well over 200 miles between fill-ups.
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Same here. A buddy of mine who also has a V got the same result.

It's rigged. : o
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That's an interesting tool. I took the test and found the 7 questions to be very applicable and easy to give an honest answer from the multiple choice selections. So, I thought my result would be Versys since I am 5 years into this bike and still lovin' it. But: "BMW G650". What?

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BMW F650GS

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The BMW F650GS offers a single-cylinder fuel injected 652cc motor with excellent fuel economy and good power (50hp) for a small engine. With a low seat height and manageable weight, the bike is an excellent choice for height challenged riders. BMW offers variable seat heights that can take the seat down to 30 inches (770mm) and you can get even lower with an aftermarket seat (28.5 in. or 720mm).

The F650GS is oriented more towards street riding with soft short suspension travel (5.5 in. front/5.1 in. rear) and 19 in. front wheel that will limit its off-road capabilities. The F650GS is not a stellar trail bike, but with its light weight it can handle most off-road terrain well when ridden at a casual pace. Finding an F650GS with the wire spoked rims option instead of the cast alloy wheels will improve durability off-road.

Overall, this is a great option for smaller riders that want real Adventure Bike capabilities at a reasonable price. The F650GS is best for cruising on graded dirt roads and the occasional technical trail. For a small bike, it also performs well on the highway with enough power to pass, decent stability at speed and enough range to cover roughly 200 miles on a tank. BMW reliability, comfort and quality are built-in as well.

A large number of aftermarket accessories are available for this bike, allowing you to customize it to your Adventure Biking needs.


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Surprised me too. Came up "Versys"...!

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Came up Versys prolly because there was no KLR650.
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Came up Versys prolly because there was no KLR650.

no, there is a KLR 650.
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Versys too
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Versys here, I knew I made the right choice!
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Told me to get a BMW F800GS..... Nope, happy with my V
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The V for me too

Wonder if there is a generic test somewhere like this one
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I'm a failure...the bike came up Versys, but it was black & mine is blue
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aarrgghhh..I got the BMW F800GS...and I checked "reliable"...evidently ADV Rider hasn't checked out the "problems" with the F800GS'...I did and bought a Versys...those BMW's are good for around 30k miles before the bills start to build up (rather quickly at that)...A few years back the CEO of BMW was asked why their cars didn't last much beyond 150k miles..his answer: "our buyers do not the car longer than that"...I can't help to think that that philosophy has tricked down to the motorcycle department..with maybe a lower mileage number for the bikes...I might say that I owned a 2001 BMW 525i for several years...Loved driving that car..it was/is one of BMWs best of that decade...I do still own a 1983 BMW R80RT..but they knew how to make them back then (cars too)...
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Came up Versys.

No shock since i've put thousands of miles on my gen 1 and i'm shopping for a gen 2 right now.

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Looks like I picked a Versys too. Still really like my 2008 V after 3 years.
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Yep, Versys here too. As of today the Versys had the largest percentage of folks that were surveyed too.
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Yep, Versys here too. As of today the Versys had the largest percentage of folks that were surveyed too.
I imagine that shocked some of them! We might have some new folks to the forum pretty soon..
I came up F650GS (now superseded by the F700(still 800 cc)GS) Twin. I've ridden both the 650 & 700 and I gotta say that very few people who had ridden a Versys 650 would opt for the Beemer.

Still, a pretty fun tool, especially as we're getting into the long winter of the "what bike should I get" blues.
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I got the Versys also.....what a surprise

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Crap.

Mine said Gold Wing.
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Crap.

Mine said Gold Wing.
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