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Thinking of getting rid of the cruiser

I have been looking to changes bikes for a while and the last ride on my RoadStar Warrior talked me into it. Love the look but the feet forward is killing my ass. Anyway, thinking of going to the Versys but don't know if I will miss the power of the 1700cc motor. Anyone else make the jump?
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Welcome, hmmm you got me intrigued, how do you fly a trike?
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Looks like a giant hang glider but has a three wheel and two seats. I have a pilots license to fly it, lots of fun but since I keep it at my house its a PIA to setup and take down to go fly. Lookup Airborne Trike, I fly a Redback.
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I got it a microlight, yours is Aust made.

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You'll probably be wanting to install a larger after market touring windshield and maybe the peg lowering kit if you do a lot of saddle time on the highway but lack of power, at least for 1, up will definitely not be an issue on this much lighter and more agile bike. One thing you will notice coming from a slower revving VTwin is the Versys prefers to run at much higher rev's than what you may be used to on your cruiser. It is just starting to produce power at 4000RPM and can go all the way to 10,000 RPM if want max power. I believe the larger 4cyl, 1000cc Versys is also coming to the US market as a 2013 model. It's on sale in Canada now.

http://www.kawasaki.ca/model/SUPERSP...61/Versys-1000

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I have been looking to changes bikes for a while and the last ride on my RoadStar Warrior talked me into it. Love the look but the feet forward is killing my ass. Anyway, thinking of going to the Versys but don't know if I will miss the power of the 1700cc motor. Anyone else make the jump?
Thanks,
Trikeflyer (yes I really fly a trike, on of my other hobbies)
You want be disappointed at all, check out my signature....The fun factor is back in riding again for me. I was tired of the heavy clunk cruiser. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the VTX, I even had ape hangers..It was a fun bike but the Versys riding is alot more funner.

Sold 2005 honda vtx 1300 bought an '09 versys
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