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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All,

I don't have my bike yet, but it's been a dream of mine to be a motorcycle rider for as long as I remember.. I had found this forum by chance, when looking for helmet reviews. I'm also registered in the kawasakimotorcycle.org forum, since a Kawi is what I want. For a while now, I've been thinking about getting the Vulcan 900, but lately the Versys caught my eye. I'm going today to look at one and hopefully sit on it to see if I still want the Vulcan or the Versys. I'm 6' 2", about 220 lbs and think that the Versys may be better for such a newby as I am.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 10:12 AM
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Welcome, the Versys is a great newbe bike in my opinion and at 6'2 it should be fine for you as it is a tall bike anyway.
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Thanks Kiwi! I think it also allows for a more upright sitting position?
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Yep for you im guessing you would be sitting staright upright, for me at 5'8 I think its its only a couple of degree forward angle.
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I'll know for sure by the end of the day I also need to get some gear, so I may come home a little poorer..
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I just came back from the store and I'm hooked on the Versys now!! It's a perfect fit for me!
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It really is such a great handling bike! Its light and easy to maneuver. I got hooked after I took it out within the first minute!
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For the longest time I thought that the Vulcan 900 is the one, but after today's trip to the dealer and being able to sit down on it, it just felt great. On the Vulcan I feel like I'm stretched out too much.. I know that the Versys is 650cc and not the 900cc Vulcan, but I think that for someone just getting into this, 650cc should be more than enough. Question - Is it a matter of getting used to the location of the gear lever?? It felt to me like it should be just a little more forward. What say you?
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so I may come home a little poorer..
Not if you come home with a Versys

gearlever can be adjusted to suit. I had to move mine up a notch.
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