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Hi there.

So, I own a 07 gsxr1k right now but I am growing tired of the go fast to have fun style bike and im planning on selling it.(hopefully it will sell)

when it sells I plan on picking up a Versys. i have been researching it very much lately and all sources have said it is a great all around bike. great for some canyon carving and sport touring. which sounds perfect to me lately.

so Hi, and Hope to see you all very soon.
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Hi there.

So, I own a 07 gsxr1k right now but I am growing tired of the go fast to have fun style bike and im planning on selling it.(hopefully it will sell)

when it sells I plan on picking up a Versys. i have been researching it very much lately and all sources have said it is a great all around bike. great for some canyon carving and sport touring. which sounds perfect to me lately.

so Hi, and Hope to see you all very soon.
Not that long ago completed a advanced track day on the V and there were a few gsxr1k's there and they were really impressed with my wee horse especially with this track been a tight wee circuit, my wife calls it my funvee and it is a barrel of laughs, i always get if the bike with a cheeky grin like i am 25 years younger, test ride a v and you will be hooked.
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Picked my V up on saturday, my 2 previous bikes were a zx6 and cbr f4i. The V is a blast to ride, it handles excellent, and the power really surprised me, and its just so comfy (especially if your coming off a sportbike), If you can test ride one I would highly recomend it!

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I traded in my 07 ZX10 for my 09 Versys. I'm happy with this change. I had my 10 for three years and did multiple trackdays with her. However, the ONE 500 mile day I did on her left me miserable. I do miss the power, but only a little. The added comfort is amazing, plus I can ride off not thinking about where the next gas station is, and the one after that. So, good luck!
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I'm guessing you have already ridden a Versys or you wouldn't be so sure about buying one. Personally, I usually do research for a year or two before I buy a new bike. Always having taken care of the last one well, I'm usually in no rush. I made the mistake of test riding a Versys after seriously studying them for only a month or so. Shouldn't have done that! A month later I was the happy owner of a previously owned, pristine 2008 passion red one. For the combination of comfort, sport and all around fun, it beats my earlier V-strom and Ducati, hands down (for me). It has the added bonus of not having to sustain the "push up" position for hours on end but still carves like a knife. If you make the jump to a Versys, I can't imagine you regretting it.
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At first I tried not to notice the Versys because I had way too much invested in my V-strom with mods and farkles from end to end and top to bottom and still wasn't quite satisfied with things that couldn't be changed. I was especially concerned that if I took a good look/ride on the Versys, it might turn out to be the bike I should have bought. My worst fears were confirmed!........................Fortunately, there was a cure.
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Thanks guys.

Yup still looking been busy at work and I have had the chance to ride one yet. but I really am looking forward to it.

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I'm really loving mine. 50-52 miles/gal. makes the commute alot easier on the wallet, the comfort and handling make it tons of fun!!!

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welcome! you wont regret the v its just plain rocks its hands down the best choice ive made.i looked at the vstrom but liked the v more then i rode both and the v was hands down better imo good luck and ride safe
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wow 52 mpg!

and its a 5 gal tank?

what is weight on these things
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52mpg is something I have never seen with my '09.

I'm getting more like 42-45mpg. I add 230lbs to the bike when I hop on, and I ride fairly quickly most of the time.
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how many gallons?
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how many gallons?
5 gallon tank, and i average over 50 to the gallon. but usually top it off after or around 200 miles never went to the low fuel warning.
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Dam, that is way better than a 120miles tank on my gsxr
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coming from a 6r and not looking back. Supersports have their place... extended riding and touring is not one of them.
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Yup.

So I talked to the little Lady and she said I could keep my gsxr and pick up a Versys!

so now all I have to do is find the right price..... The dealer near me has brand new 09 Green or Blue for 5499.00 plus fees so I woulld be looking at around 6k OTD.

but I see used ones with very little miles for 4500 and less!

grrrr NOw I need one to pop up the California and I'll go get it!
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