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A newbie from downunder

Just came across this forum so I thought I would take a sticky inside. I find it a bit of a confusing format but I suppose I will get used to it.

So why am I here. Well I upgraded from a Honda CB500x that I bought 2 years ago. I thought it would be a good reintroduction to riding after an absence of about 35 years, which yes, makes me an old guy. So I bought a new orange Versys 1000 this week. I settled on it because of its comparable ease of handling and maneuverability that the Honda had but with the extra torque. For a relatively heavy bike with a 1000cc this bike is a joy to ride. No longer needing to change up and down through the gears like I did in the Honda, the Versys pickup at low speeds and higher gears isn't hard work. Added to that the better quality, albeit at a much higher price, the bike fits me like a glove.

Anyhow, l look forward to some interesting discussions on the forum.

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G'day and welcome to the forum. Congratulations on the new ride.
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G'day Bud,
I had an extended test ride on the V1K and loved it. Awesome bike.
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I always thought you were "down below" Silvie?????

Welcome from somewhere in the middle!!!
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I always thought you were "down below" Silvie?????
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Just got to much free time, time for a personal fav No Video
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on this new fangeled thing called the internet. maybe someday you'll see it in person as it becomes more common.... what a min...........

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