on the fence... - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Member Introductions Just joined? Tell us about yourself and your ride.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
dr. jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
on the fence...

hi all, i'm considering a 2011 versys as my next scoot. my current ride (04 r1150gsa) is a bit much for my commute and i suspect the 650's size and price tag may be a better fit.

hoping to test one this weekend, that will hopefully answer a lot of questions.
dr. jones is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 04:19 PM
Super Moderator
 
kiwi 41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 44.24'S 171.15'E Timaru, NewZealand
Posts: 8,624
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Send a message via Skype™ to kiwi 41
Welcome and a test ride normally secures the deal.
kiwi 41 is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 04:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwi 41 View Post
Welcome and a test ride normally secures the deal.
+1
Did it for me
VigilanteTrail is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 04:51 PM
Member
 
V-COASTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver area
Posts: 612
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I bought my 2011 a few months ago subject to a test ride more as a formality then anything. I wasn't even out of the parking lot and I knew it was a done deal but I took it longer just to make them sweat a little...LOL
Love the bike.

2013 Versys1000
V-COASTER is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 09:26 PM
Super Moderator
 
Fastoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ipoh.Perak.Malaysia
Posts: 7,619
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
& Dr .Jones on your test ride.

Hope to see you with a might V soon.

Fastoman is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 09:36 PM
Member
 
sign_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maryhill, Ontario, CAN
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)


What kind of questions may you have about a V that will be answered with a ride dr. jones?

My money says you'll park the r1150gsa...for good!
Either way Have Fun
sign_guy is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 10:15 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I was a BMW guy, '02 K12RS and '96 R11GS, before I took the plunge. I wanted a more carefree bike, especially after paying for all the BMW upkeep, and was fortunate enough to find a '10 V with 400 miles. I thought I'd keep it over the summer for an extended test ride, then make a final decision. Bottom line, I kept the V and sold both BMWs. No regrets.
db54 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 10:44 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 315
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by V-COASTER View Post
I wasn't even out of the parking lot and I knew it was a done deal...
Love the bike.
+1!!! Had the very same experience!
Madone1 is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 07:44 AM
Member
 
twowheeladdict's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 4,506
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Garage
I test rode one at a Kawasaki ticket to ride event. Also rode the Ninja 1000, Concours, and some cruisers. The Versys put a big smile on my face. It is light, nimble, compliant, has enough go to raise the front wheel off the pavement, but not enough to flip the bike.

It is the perfect blend of power, weight, comfort, agility, and fun, fun, fun!
twowheeladdict is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome