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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

My first bike was a bright red ZR7-S, bought in 2001. After 3 years and 60.000 kms (including my first big motorcycle trip by myself, Netherlands to Portugal and back) I exchanged that for a Honda ST1100 Pan European. Nice bike, but not totally something that suited me.

So I quickly bought a Honda Transalp on the side that got me onto all-road bikes. So quite soon the Pan European got exchanged for a BMW R1200 GSA with the Transalp all the time on the side.

The Transalp got old (22 years) and the choice was to do some big repairs or buy something. That started me into browsing for other motorbikes and quite soon I settled on a Kawasaki Versys 650. I found a hardly used 2015 model (4800kms) for a good price so that's been in my garage now for a couple of weeks. And what a nice bike it is!

And this all was a good reason for registering to this forum
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 12:37 PM
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https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ber-intro.html please read, please do a second post in this thread you started( if you haven't done so). Thanks
Depending on how much riding you do, there is a flash for the ECU , it turns the 2015 / 2016 from a really good motorcycle to a awesome motorcycle.
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Thanks all, will look into the ECU flash. Although I use the Versys mainly for commuting at this time.

BMW R1200GSA LC 2014 | Kawasaki Versys 650 2015
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Welcome aboard, Mike. I also had a red 2001 ZR-7S before I got my 2016 Versys 650, which, in stock form, is a much better bike than the ZR-7S in every way, except low-end throttle response. However, as mentioned above, the ECU flash from Shoodaben Engineering will solve that problem and smooth out the abrupt on/off throttle transition. After the flash, my bike also seems to have a bit more response in the 5,000-7,000 rpm range as well. I don't know what your shipping costs would be from Holland, but for US owners, it is money well spent (about $250, including shipping).
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The Transalp is a cool bike. A riding buddy has one.

I especially liked the more street version the Ascot. I worked at the local Honda dealership when it came out.

Welcome back to the mean green machine.

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2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.
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