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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at possibly trading my bike

Currently have a 2010 Z1000 and that was my first transition out of sport-bikes. However, lately, I seem to get bothered on interstate rides with the tach at 5K + around the 75-80mph range. Furthermore, the wind buffeting is bothersome.

Might be considering trading her in for a Versys 1000.

Thoughts, comments welcome.

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go ahead and trade. Just get ready to spend
more time on the road.


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You won't go wrong with the V1K
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The Versys would be a great bike for Highway riding.

Question: How do you get wind buffeting on a Naked bike?

I love being in the clean air when riding my Naked bikes. You do have to have on tight fitting gear and a good aerodynamic helmet.

The larger windscreens are more prone to creating a buffeting situation. The wrong shield can actually blur your vision from the buffeting.

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I think the V1K would be a great transition, same great engine but better highway manners.

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Doesn't one of the forum members have both bikes already ?
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The buffeting was from the previous shield I had (which I sold). I went back to stock.
I went and looked at one today during lunch. I am not fond of the "all black". I kinda want to see the Orange.

Furthermore, being just the way I am, has anyone already added the Z1000 lower fairing to their Versys? I know it will fit and I think it would look great. Just a thought.

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Doesn't one of the forum members have both bikes already ?
I believe that'll be "kiwi 41", Phil, in New Zealand, tho' MAYBE his liter bike is a Ninja....

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What should I be looking to pay? I've seen two prices so far. MSRP and $11,299.
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Way bigger bike but can be a better option for you if you're looking for more comfort on the road!
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Doesn't one of the forum members have both bikes already ?
That would be me, actually ive got the ninja 1000 or as its called here the Z1000SX
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