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Is front end geometry different to ER6n

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How does Versys front end differ from ER6N if it does and where is the difference. I'm not talking about simply having different forks but more rake, etc.
We don't have Versys here yet but we are told it is coming. They make ER6's here but not Versys.
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Not sure about your question, but I have one, where is here? Where are you located?


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The head angle may be the same, but since there are longer forks on the v the rake and trail are both different changing the turn in.
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Not sure about your question, but I have one, where is here? Where are you located?


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Oops left that out . rectified. The hint was in the airport code. I guess familiarity breeds contempt.

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Is that all it is the fork length? I thought it was more technical than that.

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Well you have a couple variable with front end suspention. The width and offset of the tripples, steering head angle, fork length and axle offset in the bottom of the fork all change the way a bike handles. I'm just not 100% on the comparason between the two models since i've only owned the 650r and not the versys yet.
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Is that all it is the fork length?
No, it's frame is different too. The rake is 25 on the Versys and 24.5 on the ER6n, this in combination with the different length forks (150 mm and 120 mm of travel respectively) results in a longer trail for the Versys, 108 mm vs. 102 mm in the ER6n.


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