Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
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New to Kawasaki...
I've been riding dual-sport bikes for the last 15 years. Mostly big 650 singles, but I've also had two years on a BMW R1200GS. The for the last 3 years I've been riding a BMW F800GS. Lovely middelweight jack-of-all trades! I've sold it a month ago because I am relocating to Australia (Melbourne) in the next few weeks.
I am a daily rider, and use my bike for commuting, about 100 km round trip 5 days a week all year round. After a lengthy research process, I have shortlisted the a 2015-2016 Versys 650 (non LAMS) as the next commuter, and I am planning to buy a low km model in Apr if all goes according to plan.
My dad has a first gen Versys, and it has been flawless during the 8 years and 40 000km of ownership. What is a reasonable life expectancy for a well maintained Versys? Would you say I could get 100 000 km using it as a daily commuter?
See you guys around!