Join Date: May 2016
Location: Newark, Delaware
#1 The Versys engine isn't exactly the same as any other engine. #2 Higher octane isn't "better" than a lower octane. #3 If your bike runs fine on 87, run 87, unless you can get ethanol-free in a higher octane, then I'd recommend trying it to see if you notice any difference. My Gen3 runs noticeably smoother on the corn-free stuff; no more power or better MPG, but smoother, so I get it when I can, which is rare because it's unavailable in my state.
2015 Versys 650 ABS
AMA, MSTA, Retreads
Nat'l Cycle "Sport-Touring" screen; Givi hand guards; BMW Sport Grips; Omni-Cruise throttle lock; Motowerk mirror extenders, side stand foot & highway pegs; Denali Mini Soundbomb horn; SW-Motech top rack, Quick-Lock Evo side racks, wide foot pegs & GPS shelf; Givi E-22 side cases & V-47 top case; RKA 13L Shiloh Road tank bag; Hyper-Lites; Sargent seat; Shoodaben ECU reflash; decalectomy.