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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-14-2017, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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First Dual Sport Ride

This is the first dual sport ride I've done on the Versys

Got home with a few battlescars
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Well Done.....They were dropping like flies around you....
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Well Done.....They were dropping like flies around you....
In fairness, I dropped the bike a few times in the rockier sections and it needed few stitches.

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Good video. The versys was not made for that type riding, but looks like it did a good job. The tires you chose seemed to be up to the task. I was pleasantly surprised to see the the versys perform the way it did under those conditions. Goes without saying, your riding skill had a lot to do with that. I really do want a bike for doing that type of riding. Got the kawasaki klr 650on my mind. Also thinking about the Honda crf 250.
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Good video. The versys was not made for that type riding, but looks like it did a good job. The tires you chose seemed to be up to the task. I was pleasantly surprised to see the the versys perform the way it did under those conditions. Goes without saying, your riding skill had a lot to do with that. I really do want a bike for doing that type of riding. Got the kawasaki klr 650on my mind. Also thinking about the Honda crf 250.
The versys can handle that type of riding just fine. My bike is not stock but a guy I was riding with was on a stock Versys. He had no issues. Sure, there always better bikes for every scenario. But I no longer get caught up in that.



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The versys can handle that type of riding just fine. My bike is not stock but a guy I was riding with was on a stock Versys. He had no issues. Sure, there always better bikes for every scenario. But I no longer get caught up in that.



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...Got the kawasaki klr 650on my mind. Also thinking about the Honda crf 250.
WEIGHT is your enemy in the 'woods'. The CRF 250 is MORE than 100 # LIGHTER than the KLR...! (AND the Versys)

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This is the first dual sport ride I've done on the Versys....
I was impressed w/ the way you 'lofted' the front wheel over that log that was about a foot above the trail.

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I was impressed w/ the way you 'lofted' the front wheel over that log that was about a foot above the trail.
I went over that same log before on my Tiger 800xc and had a bit more trouble. The versys made short work of it.
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