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This is for non-Versys-owners that say it's ugly


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What is that green fur-ball?
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What is that green fur-ball?
I don't know his name, (not sure he has one) but he seemed to be around a lot back in the late 70s. I remember kids had them on their bikes and the neighbor had him on his motorcycle. Just some imagery from when I was a kid that I always liked. Kind of the silly side of low-brow art.
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I bought my first gen vs. BECAUSE it was ugly.... like a mixed breed pup at the dog pound, I walked past it at my local Honda dealer many times over many weeks, someone traded it in. Heck, a Versys was misunderstood while on a Kawasaki sales floor.... it sat forever at the Honda dealer.

Then it followed me home.

It was on my bucket list to get one, having owned a KLR a couple years ago, it was the bike the KLR could have been...
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Mixed breed pups are the best.

I like it because it doesn't look like all the other bikes. (before gen3, that is)

Since you own one, you are allowed to call it ugly.
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"Middle Finger Green Guy" character was inspired from 1970's Freakies cereal leader named "Boss Moss"... They just added fur.

About the giving the finger version's origin, this is what I found:

The Thing/Middle Finger

Perhaps this poster was a reaction to the peace symbol posters popping up everywhere in the 1960s-1970s? Whatever its origin, it caught on and there were several variations of this popular poster, but all of them with a ‘thing’ (a round-bodied, furry, evil faced guy with a smug grin) flipping the bird to the viewer of the poster. Typically the thing is seen leaning with one arm against an invisible wall, with his (its?) legs casually crossed.

http://listverse.com/2012/08/07/10-i...-wall-posters/

Like the Middle Finger Green Guy, Boss Moss is not perfectly round. Both their heads are tapered on top. They have the same teeth and mouth, limbs, and generally the same physical build. (0:12)


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Thanks, invader! I had seen bits of that info in various places, but not all in one place.
Gotta love that video.

My Versys would be known as "The Thing" if that name didn't already remind me of my uncle's VW type 181. Maybe I'll go with "Green Finger"
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Not THAT ugly.

I suppose that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

SOME riders REALLY LIKE the Versys.

Especially the green ones....
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Don't like my bike...don't look at it
Don't like my attitude... don't talk to me
Don't like my dog... see the green guy
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Yep, she's got a face only a mother could love...
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My bike resembles that bike. Come to think of it, that rider resembles me.
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It's not easy being greennnnnnn
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i at first kinda didnt like the versys when i was first talking to the guy i got mine from but then once i had it i loved it now i want a 2015 but want it with a 1st gen front end on it

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I have received nothing but complements regarding my Imperial Red '11 Versys. In a land full of Cruisers the Versys does stand out as unique.


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Looks good with the matching bags TwoWheel.

Sharp.
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The Versys may not be a good looking bike, but it's not nearly as ugly as a V-Strom.


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Dunno what's wrong with you guys Versys's, mines beautiful
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All my bikes are ugly. Want a good looking bike buy a Harley.
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All my bikes are ugly. Want a good looking bike buy a Harley.

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