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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Upgraded from my first bike of KLR650 to the mighty Versys...VERY happy.
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I was looking at the KLR when i found the Versys. Glad i made the right choice.

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I'm still adjusting to the controls, really though, the gears feel about the same as the KLR, save for the sixth gear. I probably need to adjust the rear brake pedal up a bit, as it feels like I'm trying to ballerina whenever I try to actuate it. Power is SO much better: passing, highway travel, etc., everything I was looking for. I look forward to much more road time with my new favorite bike
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Welcome and enjoy the mighty V as thats what i call mine.
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Cool! KLR 650 is an awesome rugged bike with excellent MPG, but unless you're messing around in the mud I think the V is an absolute winner. Also found the KLR to sit quite high even though I think their height basis is very similar.

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The klr is an awesome bike, but if you want to really move on the street you have to have the V.





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The klr is an awesome bike, but if you want to really move on the street you have to have the V.
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Went from a klr to the V and coudn't agree more !!!


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Went from a klr to the V and coudn't agree more !!!


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I ended up lowering the shift lever (which was surprisingly easy to do), and just got used to the brake lever. Sometimes I forget I'm on the V when I'm putting around town, then when I get on an open stretch I realize how much reserve power I have GO FAST!
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Versys is definitely a winner. I absolutely love mine.

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I have put 1200 miles (the spring weather finally broke!) on my Versys since switching from the KLR. I like everything about the Versys.
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I wouldn't say it is an upgrade. It is a change for sure. You went from a dual sport to a street bike. I loved my '08 KLR and do miss it when riding gravel on the Versys. My neighbor now has over 30,000 miles on the KLR. It is nice to see that it is getting used and taken care of.

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Yep , this is my second Versys and I'm still amazed by it. Welcome!!!
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