why I opted for Versys and what I am experiencing so far
My motorcycle is my sole means of transport.
The CB500F didn't have enough power, shock absorbance and going on a trip for a few hours was a punishment
due to my legs were folded up like a concertina, the riding position - slight lean on the handlebar and the lack of wind brake (despite the small after market PUIG screen I had installed). All these were the reason I bought the CB, having been my first bike and flat footing and great maneuverability when filtering was something I saw valuable. Great bike for all that.
So, where there is a gain there must be a compromise.
But I am seeing great things in the V650.
My test drive was around 45 minutes so I really felt the bike.
I'm still challenged with climbing on and off, and getting used to the lack of both side flat footing.
Wide cornering, visibility and shocks are fantastic, in comparison that is.
I used the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced garage owner to set the sag.
He set the back suspension according to my weight.
I am yet to set the front...contrary to what I've studied, he claims that sag is not set for front forks.
I don't believe that.
Almost forgot, I reused the Honda (Shad) fantastic 48L top box (with plate) and mounted on the Givi bracket I bought with the V650. Looks good, and the Honda logo at the back doesn't look stupid at all.
Probs won't use it all the time though.
Anyhow. Nice to join here, hope to gain knowledge and contribute and meet good people.
Last edited by jackrobinson; 07-26-2018 at 03:51 PM.