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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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An interesting Versys....

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Saw this today on another forum, and thought it interesting to pass along.

Built by a shop in Indonesia.

The images all very well composed, and there is a link to a back-story about it that I have not fully read yet, thought some of you blokes would have fun with this.

For a RADICAL looking bike, the conservative gray metallic paint scheme gives it a certain "richness". I don't think it would have had the same end result in Kawi's lime green...

Click to view full size, and you can see lots of detail and apparent custom elements. Like it or hate it, it's Versys "art".









http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com...ki-versys.html

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-22-2015, 10:36 PM
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thanks for sharing.
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Good find, although the tool writing knows nothing about the Versys, uninspiring Huh?
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I like it.
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not bad

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Silvie=latin for. Of the forest /woods. Fox= Vulpine (also my middle name)

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very cool

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Good find, although the tool writing knows nothing about the Versys, uninspiring Huh?
The writer knows nothing of motorcycles in general, clearly. That's one pretty rad V though!


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I must be missing something, what would you have him comment on, bike weight, horsepower, history?
His review a bit brief, but I didn't find anything afoul with it, or he didn't mistakenly indicate it had seven gears or three cylinders, etc.
Heck, even Kawasaki misquotes that a KLR has six speeds. What did I miss?

I went back to the link, and found where the writer is from Melbourne Australia.
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I would own it.

My Versys Travels:


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Notice the position of the forks in the triple tree, looks like it has been lowered an inch. Curious what tires those are?
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Tires look like Shinko E705's to me.

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Even though I like it, I have to question some things. I don't understand why the location of the rear turn signals was chosen. They are at the bottom of the swing arm. The second is why remove the expantion tank, work on the frame, but leave the ugly tank bracket?
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Awesome bike -- my new desktop background.

What is that black bottle on the right side of the engine behind the radiator filler cap?

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Awesome bike -- my new desktop background.

What is that black bottle on the right side of the engine behind the radiator filler cap?

Radiator overflow catch bottle
That big clear plastic one on the stock motorbike was replaced with that black bottle
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