Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: London, Ontario
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2015 Versys LT vs 08 model
After a few hundred k on the 2015 model, here are a few observations compared with the 08 Versys. A list of mods to the 08 is in order.
Bars raised, Spiegler stainless brake lines, seat mod as per forum member,( thanks for the great pics too) saved my ....A. Raised seat 1" too . 6-1, 34 inseam. Givi touring windscreen, luggage.
The 2015 front end sticks better at high speed. Not sure if it's the new Dunlop rubber or the layered front fairing, or both. Wind protection is better than '08 Shifting and acceleration are smoother on the newer version, but I think the 08 engine was livelier when it came on the pipe. Seat mod is in order for the new bike. Same mod as the 08 unless someone has done one on the new version.
"Foibles". LT comes with factory hand guards which hit anything plugged into the 12 volt socket and either knock it out or at low speed , prevent you from turning. Contacted Kawi Canada. No response yet. Ordered a 90 degree socket for now. Handlebar risers should help also. Any help from other owners is appreciated. cheers