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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Vs Riding in Kentucky

Hi, all.

Forty-three years a rider, two months a Versys owner.

Traded the big V-Strom for the Versys (A green one!!!), and am loving it. Was out for a group ride yesterday, leadin' them all through the twisties for about 200 miles, and averaged 58.5 Mpg for the trip.

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Catchin' up

The thing I noticed most was that I had to keep slowing down to let them catch up. Number two rider behind me was carrying 160+ horsepower.

The second thing that shocked me, when I filled up at the end of the ride was the miles per gallon. The bike has normally made between 50 and 52 mpg, and I expected less because I was running in 'pursuit gearing' (one to two gears lower than instinct says I need) to keep the revs up; and using the engine for braking into the curves, then just roll on the throttle coming out. I don't have a explanation for the almost 14% improvement in the Mpg, but I was sure impressed.

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