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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I'm a noob to the Versys, actually don't have one yet but am on the look for a used one after the new year. Last two bikes I've had were an 06 BMW F650GS and a 88 Concours. Sold the former and wrecked the latter, but I'm ready to climb back on a horse soon. I'll be checking the classifieds ocassionally to see whats available.

Do any of the Versys come with ABS? Whats the add on for it if you buy new?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 05:27 PM
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No ABS in North America. If we could get it I would imagine it'd be a $500-1000 premium.

I'd have gone with ABS given the choice.

BTW, welcome.

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Intellectually, I'd love the OEMs to offer ABS here in the states on more models. However, in reality, it's not economically viable. People say they want ABS, then they buy the model w/o ABS to add exhaust, luggage, windscreen, GPS and on and on. I think they buy more ABS in Europe because they get a substantial insurance discount and the option pays for itself over time.

I'm cheap. Give me regular brakes and I'll add high-friction pads and good tires when the stockers wear out. That should be fine for me.

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