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Still a Harley rider, but I just bought a Versys to enjoy a different type of ridding

Harley owner, now a Versys owner. Enjoying two completely different rides.

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from San Antonio - just down the road.

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Welcome and two very different types of bikes for sure but it fun to have different bikes.
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I'm originally from Ft.Worth but stuck out in Cali for now.

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V vs H-D... half the weight, SAME HP. What's NOT to like...?


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Did the same thing back in 2010. Glad I did!!
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You might want to check out this forum also...http://www.twtex.com/?

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V vs H-D...SAME HP...
That's interesting

Can you post a reference to substantiate that statement?

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Power 59.4 hp (44 kW) @ 8,400 rpm
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Welcome. Warning, there are many here who are jealous oof cruiser riders and feel the need to lash out to make themselves feel good about their choice in motorcycle even though they chose a great bike. Go figure.

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Welcome. You'll definitely go back to your HD - more HP-to-weight ratio, better handling, better gas mileage, more reliable, etc. Just kidding! Actually, I think you'll like the Versys just fine for a little change. I went for a ride tonight and am still glad I bought it one year and 6000 miles later (and that's mainly around town, 'cause i work from home)!
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Welcome. Warning, there are many here who are jealous oof cruiser riders and feel the need to lash out to make themselves feel good about their choice in motorcycle even though they chose a great bike. Go figure.

The next bike i get will be based 90% on comfort. The bike below has a seat that looks super comfy. The guy keeps trying to get me to sit on the bike but i refuse because i feel i'll be bike shopping again


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Harley owner, now a Versys owner. Enjoying two completely different rides.
Welcome! Enjoy the new bike!


What sort of Harley are you riding? All would be different than the Versys, but some more different than others.

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Thanks, been on twtex about 8-9 years. I try to do there monthly breakfast rides. Nice group of people. Very helpful.
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Austin and the Texas Hill Country. It doesn't get much better.
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