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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2010, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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versys vs yamaha fjr

Well what does everybody think about there versys vs a fjr .I know its a lot faster i;m not sure if its more comfortable than a versys since i haven;t drove one but it's a dream bike of mine someday.But every time i hope on my versys it just feels so good i don;t know if its really worth the extra does everyone fell about it
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I traded in a FJR on my V. The FJR was great but just too big and heavy. One person does not need 126 horses to go from here to there. I have more fun on the V and I go more places.
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ive always said its more fun to ride a slow bike fast than it is to ride a fast bike slow anyway the v is not slow but u get the point every time i ride the v it seems to get better the fjr is a fine bike but dollar for dollar the v gives way more bang for the buck
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Seems to be a "pattern" here.......This question has been asked before, I think.

I own both a Versys, and a FJR. Comparing the two is apples, and oranges. The Versys is one of my favorite bikes, my FJR sits a lot since I bought the Versys. But just last weekend I rode the Versys on Saturday, and the FJR on Sunday.....Bottom line is that I like whichever one i'm riding at the time. But if I could only have one would be the Versys

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A versys and FJR cannot be compared. On a road trip you will want the FJR, no questions. (You will just wish it had a 6th gear.)
The Versys will slaughter the FJR in the twisties.
But it is not logical to compare a 15k sport tour bike with a 7k all around bike.

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This is as fair a comparison as Consumer Reports sports car comparisons. The Maxda MX5 Miata is in the same category as the Chevy Corvette.

Why they are in the same category? They both seat two, can be had as a convertible, have four wheels and an engine.

However, you can buy two Miatas for the price of one Vette and the Vette have the horse power of three Miatas. Fair comparison I believe, Not.
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It's interesting someone brought up the "Versys vs. the FJR" question, as I am in the same boat. I think the FJR is great, but question a quick trip around town, or a 25 minute commute on a 650lbs. bike. The Versys seems great, but my current 620 scoot isn't great on extended rides @ 70mph+. I guess the answer to teh questions is "buy both bikes", but I don't have the garage space!

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I sold my FJR because of the 90% rule.
What do you do with your bike 90% of the time?
Well... I rode to work, around town, short day trips. For me, it was an interstate tripper. Great on the Freeway all trimmed out. But a pig around town.
The Versys is not great on the freeway, but it can go on the freeway, and its light and very fun to ride.- Hence, my Versys is in the parking lot at the office right now.
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