I'm thinking about buying the VERSYS, but I have one major draw back/question. I am 6' 6" and weigh 250 lbs, and my girl weighs 125. My question is to wether or not the VERSYS can handle the two of us on it. I'm worried about the 650 cc's. Thank you.
I'm 6'2" weigh 205 and wife weighs 170. This bike still hauls with both of us on including full bags and trunk. You have to look past the 650cc and realize this is a fuel injected power maker. Just take a look at it's specs.
63 hp (47 kW) @ 8,000 rpm
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc) 1.63
Torque (Ft Lbs) 44.9
Torque (Nm) 60.9
Torque RPM 6800
I'm 6'5" 235lbs. My 6'2" 160lb wife and I were out for a couple hours yesterday. Power was NO issue at any point... we were taking hard winding turns and had no lack ow oomph to stand it back up. I believe the load limit is just shy of 400lbs though.... sigh.. It was all good.
Don't let your wife see this thread, she might cut you off for a while.
"Honey does the V make my ass look big?"
"No dear, your ass does that all on its own."
Although any bike with a narrow pillion will make its occupant's ass look big. V included.
Returning to the topic at hand, I'm 165-ish and the fiance, uh, let's just say outweighs me. (I honestly don't know how much.) With both of us all geared up, the bike doesn't seem to want for power, but the chassis and suspension seem a bit overwhelmed. I probably need to mess with settings a bit, and am also probably a bit paranoid. Haven't ridden too many miles with a passenger yet, but I was much more at ease on my Virago 250 with a guy about my size on the back. That bike is a lot more low-speed stable, though.
'09 Versys in Blue
Last edited by 80-watt Hamster; 07-15-2010 at 03:08 AM.