Rompin on it
You bet I have, a certified Kawasaki mech said it wouldn't hurt to crank it up from time to time but just to spike it to 7G's or so for the first 500 miles, also that the most important thing was to vary the R's, so I did just that. After 500 I have spiked it a little higher and you're right she comes alive between 5K and 9K er...uh I mean 8K. However it has only been short burst over 6K for the next 500. I am 48 yrs old and have owned around 30 bikes (I have literally lost count) bikes of all kinds, hence the nickname Motojunkie, including 14 Harleys which I still have a Road King, It doesn't get much riding these days. I've had everything from pure MX's before and after getting a license, Enduros including 2 KLR650's and 2 old DT Yamaha's a '74 250 and a '73 360, 2 Triumphs a '67 Bonnie chopper and a '68 Tiger standard, a '73 Honda 450 DOHC. Believe it or not 8 Yamaha 650 twins all were 650 Specials (great bikes btw) except for 1 '73 standard, 2 more Choppers built from scratch one a Harley Ironhead and a 68 BSA Goldstar twin. I've been around. Most of my experience as you probably noticed is with "seasoned" machines of earlier vintage. This is only my second brand new bike the first being my '07 KLR and I have never owned a "crotch Rocket". Now I know the Versys is not a "sport bike" in the strictest sense due to it's long travel and upright positioning. But I have never had such an excellent handling machine with this kind of real world usable power so well matched to the size and weight of the bike. Sure I've had more powerful bikes but this is practical, usable torque and HP. Not too much but not too little and certainly all I need, what a great little package it is. If I had known sport oriented bikes were this much fun I'd have bought one long ago. I must admit until I bought the Versys the most fun bike so far will be the '07 KLR. My poor old Harley is now sitting neglected in my garage, I kind of feel sorry for it and may take it out for a sympathy ride next weekend if I can squeeze it in..
Last edited by motojunkie; 10-27-2008 at 10:23 PM.