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Greetings from Sydney :)

Hey there. I have recently bought a near new used 2013 Grey Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS (full power)in Sydney Australia. I am here to share my experience of ownership and as well as keep you posted of any rides that I do here in Australia. Also would like to meet Aussie mates through this forum for a ride.

I am not new to riding. Started riding with a 110 CC (Kawasaki), 350 CC (Royal Enfield) and 500 CC (Royal Enfield) back in India.

I have done some fair bit of touring in India. The longest ride being 920 Kms in a span of 15 hours. I have also done rides in the Himalayas along with friends in a bike group.

The Versys is by far the most powerful bike that I have owned. The things that I like are the upright ergo and strong low and mid range torque.

I was contemplating of buying a Honda CB500X and test rode one. But changed my mind as soon as I rode the Versys. I truly believe that this bike lives up to the expectations of its dual purpose intent i.e Commuter and a tourer.

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Welcome from Alaska I've had my new 2011 since spring and have put nearly 6000 miles on it and have enjoyed most of them! I went the ADVersys route with mine and it has NOT disappointed me in any terrain I've had it on.


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G'day Rugsy from the beautiful mid north coast. You made the right choice
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Welcome aboard!
I've put over 35,000 km on my 2010 ABS, even though only riding about once every few weeks.
Picked up the bike (s/hand) to do LD riding, great fuel consumption, comfy upright position, and no trouble holding (legal) speeds for - literally - days on end. Latest LD ride was 2,000 km in 24 hours!

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Thank you so much everyone for the warm welcome!
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