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Bought my new Versys today

Looks like I'll be freqently coming to the site now that I've purchased a new (leftover) 2013 Versys today. I bought a 2013 KLR last summer and put some miles on it but realized I really don't go offroad like I used to, so I put the KLR on Kijiji and sold it, the next day I was off to the dealership and paid for a new Versys 650, pick it up next week, sadly won't be driving it soon as it's nearing -40 degrees celcius with the windchill this weekend, gotta love north western Canada.

I like the look of the Versys and how it seems somewhat sporty and light, I thought long and hard about the 1000 V but just too much of a highway touring machine for my liking at the moment, perhaps one day. I haven't even driven the 650 yet but I'm thinking I'll like the added HP compared to the KLR.
What I like about a new bike is that it's a clean slate, I get to break it in and set it up how I want, in my future I'm forseeing handguards, couple bags, maybe a beak and whatever else I figure out after I actually drive it.

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Welcome. I had the 650 before my 1000 and they are both fantastic bikes, you can't go wrong either way.
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RE: AlaskaJeff

I don't think I'm too close to there, just outside Edmonton, AB
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I don't think I'm too close to there, just outside Edmonton, AB
Edmonton...? HELL - that's pretty much CENTRAL Canada!




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Ha! coming from the East coast Alberta seems pretty darned West
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Ha! coming from the East coast Alberta seems pretty darned West
Wait till you point your V west on Hwy 16 to Jasper, then turn south on the Icefields Parkway (then east on the David Thompson out of Saskatchewan River Crossing)...!

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I'm absolutely looking forward to heading into the mountains again, I had the KLR into Banff last year and had a blast going up and down the mountains there, though I did cheat slightly, it made the trip from Edmonton on the back of my truck, but in all fairness I had the family and travel trailer in tow, no way the wife would pilot the rig hauling a trailer, but still, enjoyed the mountain views and twisties, really looking forward to driving the V this year.. going to be a long wait having it sit in the garage with 0 miles on it.
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Congrats and Welcome to the Forum. Glad to see another 2013 Canadian. I'm in Ontario, and can't wait to be rid of the snow here as well.
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Just took delivery of my bike, its in the garage ready to go.... only one problem.. the ground..... she be white going to be a long wait
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