Join Date: May 2013
Location: Thunder Bay Ontario, ca
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Hello from Thunder Bay
I have been lurking around this forum for week now. Am looking at downsizing my touring bike from a full bagger 2002 Kawasaki Voyageur and looking at something like the 650 VStrom or the 650 Versys.
This forum has sure been helping me by the way you are addressing the buffeting problem. I am 6' 2" and do a fair amount of highway driving. Have a KLX250S, that runs the dessert around Yuma AZ during the winter. Also ran a KLR650 through the back country of Northwest Ont. for a few years
Your proposed solutions to the buffeting and other problems are leading me towards the Versys. My local dealer has a demo day coming on Sunday. I am working with him to try out a 650 Versys. I am hoping that the twin cylinder power is a lot more than the KLR650 and that the highway speed buffeting can be cured. My dealer would like me to consider the Versys 1000, but $14,000 for a fairly naked bike, plus $1,000 for add-ons is a bit much.
So, not a V owner, yet,, who knows.
Thank you for the great forum