Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
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hello from sunny portugal!
Writing to you from Lisbon, Portugal. Although far away I found your forum a valuable help on all issues regarding the versys, been reading thoroughly all your posts.
On the last 25 years I havenīt had the chance to get hold of a new motorbike. Much has changed in between, I find most up to date bikes really easy to ride almost blindfolded lol back then most motorbikes were death traps, people say if you learn to ride on those youīre pretty much ready for everything. First real bike was a local built casal k276 (a death trap with a 125cc really fast going evil rotax engine) and second was a virago 1100 (a bigger and heavier death trap) although this one bought it second hand.
Fuel injection and proper rear or front suspension were a mirage, as well as compound tires or any other gimmicks. Fuel was cheap though lol
This year Iīve narrowed the search and layed the responsability of a new bike on the akashi house lol
So Iīm close to get one for myself. Am still a bit undecided either on the versys or the z750. I know, they are completely different beasts, and both suit me well, but itīs a close call as I can get hold of either one 2010 models at a 300 difference (being of course the z750 the bit plus expensive) so being pricewise almost irrelevant.
But I am tending for the versys, I hope I donīt feel the power rush only probably the z750 could provide. Also know about all the improvements the V has been having, ,aybe wiser buying a V and if so next year the Z, which by then will surely get an uplift or upgrade (each 3 years?) since no change has occur since 07.
Versyswise I still couldnīt decide if I like the black better than the yellow. I find yellow too much "in your face thing", also the dirts are much more noticeable. Itīs a shame no orange one is produced, I find this color to be the best looking adjusted to the flow and design of the V looks. On the Z side I like all three colors, cause the bike looks awsome in any of them! either black, black/white or orange (again former being the happy/lighter one).
If I follow the black versys path will surely mount some dark golden wheel rings and golden radiator cover, and the silver frame color already looks good in it. If I follow the yellow versys path Iīm not sure which color whistle and bells I can resort to, as I feel none would seems right (yellow wheel rings? nah..) and the silver frame does not stand out, the yellow color steals all other details lolol
Also would like to ask: on the break in between 300-600 miles would it be recommended to travel with a pillow mate to bring out engine power, or no additional weight at all?
All and all what would you guys think of the V vs the Z, accounting to the close to same price tag?
On a sidenote, if I end up getting the yellow V and because you guys in the US dont get yellow, if the plastic bits are interchangeable (not sure of that) with an older model, I am willing to post exchange on priority mail for orange ones (only if mint, as these will be for sure!)