Greetings from Canada, V1000 owner to be
Greetings from Canada!
I was about ready to buy a Ninja 1000 when I heard about the Versys 1000. Same engine more or less, more bottom end torque where it counts, lots of HP for my uses, upright riding ergos, 2 up touring capability and to me, a very important feature is the inclusion of ABS.
I know some folks think ABS is for sissies, but as a long time rider, and for the last 10 years with ABS, I've only had 1 close call and I believe in that instant, ABS saved my butt.
It seems north americans, unlike europeans, aren't willing to pay a little extra for that feature. The Versys 650 is available in Europe with ABS.
Anyway, I'm going to check out the bike when it becomes available in March and will more than likely buy it. The only down side here is that they are only offering it in brown, the white isn't available in Canada this year. I really don't like the brown! Oh well..