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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Hello Fellow Versys Fans

Hi,

I am a new Versys owner with a relatively short time Versys awareness. Up until a Month ago I wasn't even aware what a Versys was. Then a Co-worker introduced me to them. I took a quick test ride and I was in love with how fun the bike was to ride.

I plan on keeping my Versys for years to come and hopefully I have a long relationship over many miles! One of the reasons I liked the Versys was it all around well rounded capabilities. I have already taken it off road a few time and have also done some weekend camping on it. So far I am loving it.

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:welcomeThe Versys should last you a long time....

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hehehe, just like me. I didn't even see a Versys, let alone know what it was, until the day before I bought it...
Short sighted? Maybe.
Regrets? None at all!
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It's a damn fun bike. I rode with vigor up to Pine Mtn this afternoon and it was awesome. When your riding is flowing the bike is spot on.

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In the Market

Im currently in the market for one as well and have to say how impressed I am with these bikes even after owning BMWs, Aprilias, KTMs, Ducatis etc
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For the last 7 years all I can remember wanting was a SV650. But I have ridden 3 of them and I am just too tall for a SV650. So after that I looked at V-stroms they fit me great and they are starting be become very well refined (i.e. 2012 model), but the versys still felt lighter and more fun.

My last bike was a 1982 Yamaha Maxim 650. I had done some engine mods to it and it was a pretty torquey I4. When I first hopped on the Versys I was wondering if it had enough torque to keep me happy. I had even kind of wondered if it had roughly the same power as the Maxim. Just yesterday I rode the maxim for the first time in 2 weeks, and I can safely say the Versys has a way better engine. More torques in low rpms better punch at highway speeds. I think the thing that threw me off initially was the fact that the maxim was loud and grunty and the Versys was so quite.
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Welcome Vers-neer. I'm a new owner as well.

I'm sure almost no non-riders(and many that do ride), at least here in the States, have any clue what a V is. In fact, yesterday on my second ride I was going through the village where I live and a young man got so excited trying to get a look at my bike as I went past, he tripped on the curb. He had grabbed the lady with him to point it out to her, as well. I'm sure he'd never seen anything like it.

This uniqeness is one of the neatest things about the V. It's not a cookie cutter bike and kudos to Kawasaki for not being afraid to try something different. I like that they've stuck with it too, because it hasn't been a large seller, especially here in the land of HD. However, I think riders are starting to become aware of just how good this bike is, especially considering the price point. Let's face it, with the cost of fuel(the V uses regular-another plus) and the lousy economy, this is the perfect bike for the times.


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Looks cool too.
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