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Nice wheelie....

Can you do this on your Versys???


(Not that I advocate such behavior on public streets...)


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Can you do this on your Versys???
The short answer is .... Uh NO.

How the heck did the guy video that whole thing while riding? I thought maybe 2 up but at the end the camera fell down and looked like the driver was recording.
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i can...thats becaseu we use two bros slip ons lol...

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I suppose if one rides a Burgman, you have to compensate by showing off anyway you can! Nice protective gear as well.

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I suppose if one rides a Burgman, you have to compensate by showing off anyway you can! Nice protective gear as well.
ahahahahah thatīs a funny remark ahahaha

looks like those videos where a arab guys get the suv on side 2 wheelies and then his passengers scrap the soles of their sandals and cola cans on the road ahahahah
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I limit my wheelies to about 10 feet if even that far. Back in the day I could go a little farther on a dual sport but that was then, and now I am more mature and responsible . . . Yeah, Right!
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I limit my wheelies to about 10 feet if even that far. Back in the day I could go a little farther on a dual sport but that was then, and now I am more mature and responsible . . . Yeah, Right!

Hahahaha!! More mature!!






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i havn't really tried to wheelie the v, but i could wheelie the drz.
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wheelies ? If a HD can do it, why not a Versys.

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Ok, this is bragging, but back in the day... I rode Yamaha enduros, that I converted into 2nd rate mxers. We had a little thing called the cycle Rodeo. I did wheelie the length of the arena, if I used the rear pegs. That is basically what these guys are doing, using rear mounted pegs. I could sometimes do that sitting, but it is more difficult. Standing on forward mounted pegs is tricky, you can get yourself in trouble if you get to far over. So anyway, I caught some remarks for riding in the wheelie contest on the rear pegs, and went back to the conventional wheelie. It is really pretty easy to control a wheelie when your body weight is over the rear wheel, and you have all that leverage. Controlling a wheelie sitting down using throttle and brake is much more difficult, IMHO. The first wheelie in this video, is much more of a challenge than the second, where the rider is clearly standing on the passenger pegs! BTW, he is really asking for a concussion!

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I suppose if one rides a Burgman, you have to compensate by showing off anyway you can! Nice protective gear as well.
That's a Yamaha T-Max. Nice scoot but expensive. They race them in Europe, have a Rossi replica as well. Go figure. Suspension aint the best. Musta made a big ol' bang on the way down.
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I can wheelie my KTM, DRZ, and TTR. Not even going to try to get the Versys up in air. I either need more skills or deeper pockets.

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I can wheelie my KTM, DRZ, and TTR. Not even going to try to get the Versys up in air. I either need more skills or deeper pockets.

If you can wheelie the DRZ, you can wheelie the Versys. No need for more skills. And you'll only need deeper pockets if you wreck...






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Or good full coverage insurance.

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