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Orange 1000 finally arrived!

Just got my new Versys 1000 yesterday, been waiting for several weeks........I believe it was worth the wait!

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Oh yes! Very nice indeed.

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Just got my new Versys 1000 yesterday, been waiting for several weeks........I believe it was worth the wait!

Dan
Congrats. You're in the right place to get the most out of it.
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Congrats. Did you part with anything or adding?

On another subject, have you heard any whisperings about the Z300 coming to the states?

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Just got my new Versys 1000 yesterday, been waiting for several weeks........I believe it was worth the wait!
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Congrats! Very cool!

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Me want. Me no go to dealer.
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Just got mine this past Saturday. Congrats.
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Congrats! Gorgeous machine!

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Looks good, congrats! I like the color, you would fit right in here in Beaver country!
Oregon State Beavers that is!

have fun and be safe!
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Lucky bugger, congrats. That's the only colour offered here in Australia
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Nice!!

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Thanks for the compliments folks.

Took it fairly easy today on the green tires thru the twisties at Deals Gap. Great place to break in a new motor by rolling on & off the throttle and bedding in the pads.

Rode about 200 miles and early indication is that it's everything I want. I'm on my 5th seat on my Versys 650 but the 1000's feels pretty decent for a stocker.....more time will tell. Kinda wish the bars had a tad more pullback to help my arthritic wrist but I love the rise & width.

All the miles I've put on our demo V1000's have been mostly on four lanes or the interstate. Man, this bike will rail thru the curves & don't scoot around. Very well planted.
The engine is silky smooth but have not twisted it over 6k or so, the transmission just clicks thru the gears.

TWA: I haven't sold anything, just added the new bike. I may end up selling my 650 but not for a while, just want to make sure the 1000 will fill all my wants/needs. I absolutely, positively love my 650....always have.
Only reason for buying the 1000 is because Momma is a short lady with bad knees and this is the only bike with bags that she can ride comfortably. My 650has Givis that don't work very well and the Connie I had didn't work.

No doubt the 650 is a little more flickable but this bike feels extremely light above walking speeds. I'm thinking I could run just as fast thru the Gap on it as I can the 650 although I may be more tired after a pass! :-)

All in all I'm stoked to have it,
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The engine is silky smooth but have not twisted it over 6k or so
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The one I rode was a little vibey above 6000 apart from that it was awesome.





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Dan, where are you finding demo rides on the Versys bikes? Are you in N.C.?
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The wife and I work for Kawasaki USA, we work in Consumer Events doing demos around the country and work the IMS events during the winter.
Gives me a chance to spend time on all the bikes throughout the year.
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Oh yeah, I live on the TN side of the Gap.
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The wife and I work for Kawasaki USA, we work in Consumer Events doing demos around the country and work the IMS events during the winter.
Gives me a chance to spend time on all the bikes throughout the year.
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Well do you know when you're going to do a demo event near Raleigh, NC?
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