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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Hello from North Jersey

Hi all, my name is Alex, been riding for a few years. Started off on a zzr600, some other rockets later found the RC and fell in love with it's performance but not the comfort.. It works amazing for trackdays, but not for commuting. Looking for a comfortable bike, found ZZR1200, but the gas and insurance are taking me to the bank, so I decided to sell the big Zed and get a medium, multi purpose bike. Versys is believed to be the best bike for what my needs are and looks gorgeous too. So I am looking forward to learning more about it, and hopefully soon picking up one myself.

I am also a member of quite a few other online forums, same name everywhere..
600rr.net
gixxer.com
rc51forum.com
gtoforum.com
ls2forum.com
zzrbikes.com

and a few more i dont recall right now..

I have pretty decent mechanical skills if anyone needs a hand in my area, always glad to help.

looking forward to meeting yall.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 01:04 PM
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Welcome...Definetly the versys could be exactly what you are looking for...(btw also a member of gixxer.com)
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-15-2011, 02:13 PM
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Welcome Morph Greetings from South Jersey... There are a lot of good deals on left over 09's and 10's right now. What the Versys lacks in ridiculous power it makes up for in handling and good MPG's. Not that the Versys is slow, but compared to the ZZR you'll notice a difference.

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Welcome Alex and a test ride before you but will help with your decision
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the welcomes guys, I definitely would love to ride one, but I don't know anyone that has one.. Do dealers let you test ride bikes nowadays? I know BMW and Ducati does, didn't know any other guys are up on that trend.. Maybe if there is anyone in my area, and doesn't mind me hopping on his or her bike real quick?

I am fully aware that 65 HP does not equal 165 even with some weight difference. I am just ready to tone it down for the street, and use my "fast" bike for the track and have a "fun" bike on the street.

Over the years I realized I like the power delivery of twins over inlines. And it seems that all the reviewers of the versys stress that it feels like a powerful little twin, more so then the cc's would suggest. Sounds good to me!

My mod list would include:
Corbin seat, hand guards, braided lines, EBC HH pads, grip warmers, frame, fork and swing arm sliders.. any other things you guys would suggest to make it as comfortable and versatile as possible?

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2003 ZZR600 - Sold

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I think everything that you posted plus saddlebags....I also ride street and track...(before,k7 gixxer 1000 now zx10) trust me a world of a difference BUT to chill and have a good/safe time the V it`s perfect.
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oh trust me squid, i know there is a big big difference.. but thats exactly what i'm looking for, chill yet entertaining ride, maybe a hard dirt trail here or there, bumpy roads and potholes, just sick of having to go 90, because any less then that in 6th the bike bogs down.. lol

i used to commute on the RC, all seasons, and it got really really tiring after a year, thought i'd cure that with zzr without killing the fun, but it's waay too big and thirsty for city commuting, its built for open roads. so an urban warrior with some hwy and rugged capabilities is what i need.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011, 07:10 PM
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MorpheusRS, the V has been a good move for most of us.
Good standard type bike. Fun and inexpensive. Ridable but not knock your socks off powerful. If you understand it's limitations going in, and your expectations aren't too high, it'll surprise you for what it is.

Hope you get a good one and enjoy it even half as much as most here do!

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