Hey guys, I am new to the site. I am out here in Colorado and am looking at getting my next bike. The Versys has really caught my eye and I got to test ride a 2009 last year (not very long though). I am looking for a bike that will do a little of everything for me out here in Colorado, twisties, day trips, heading to Vail and yes at times, take my wife with me. I am just wondering how the Versys will do on highways and heading up to the mountains.
Seems like a great site.
I ride hills, twisty s allot mainly 2-up with misses after its our bike she keeps telling me
We would be 280/290 in gear bikes Luvs it, if fact the bike is plusher with the misses on it.
Stock... the front is under sprung , correct springs a re valve is a must for me anyway under brakes it dived allot, now its very good.
Bike turns real well and there is enough room for us both.
We do day trips and have the stock luggage kit and racks plenty of room for gear for an over night stay.
Plenty enough power for highway and cruises real well, its a great all round bike, 2-up take off flat out and the front wheel lifts up.
We also do a allot of gravel roads mainly at sightseeing speeds and its fine for that also with 100% road tires, however you don't push real hard and have to be conservative around corners.
To make it a great bike a have done a few mods they are...
Speedy lowering pegs front and rear, it UN craps the riding position cheap and comfortable
Speedy anti vibe bar riser, the handle bar vibes on longer rides are a pain, but not now.
Speedy lowering rear link if you are under 6 foot otherwise its not required.
My bike came with a MRA screen which is a good compromise between looks and wind deflection.
That's about it.