Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: cheyenne wyoming
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I have thought about that, and at the present time, I don't think I could pick just one.
I am getting a little on the old side,(68) and sometimes I think the C-14 is a little bit too heavy. If I happen to lay it over, I'm not sure if I could pick it up any more.
The Versys is not a light weight by any means, but I have picked it up a couple of times when it leaned over too far, thanks to the kickstand not being all the way down.
The C-14 is the smoothest, most powerful, most refined,quietest bike I have ever owned, and every time I ride it and feel that smooth acceleration that makes you hang on tight, I just grin and laugh out loud. This thing is just an absolute joy to ride. It corners, stops, starts,does slabs,and accelerates with anything that has saddlebags, and does it better than most.
At the present time, there is no way I could part with the C-14. I still do enough different kinds of riding that I could not get by with just one bike.
Having said all that about the C-14, the Versys gives me the same kind of good feeling when I ride it.
A group of us (most of them on KLR's) ride together and take a lot of gravel road trips with some highway and mountain curves thrown in.
The V feels so light and nimble and handles the gravel so well that I just couldn't do without a bike that does some adventure touring.
In the mountain curves the V is superb, it corners and accelerates out of corners so quickly and easily, that I hate to leave the curvy stuff and head for home.
At any rate, to answer your question, at the present time I just could not pick one bike. These two are the best bikes I have ever owned, and I have had quite a few since I started riding in 1949.
I can see a time if I live long enough, that a big bike might wind up being too big. If and when that time come, a bike like the V would be the logical choice.
Sorry to ramble, Regards August
Anybody else think these buffalo wings taste a lot like chicken?
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