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2019 Versys 1000 SE LT

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Wow, the price point is the biggest surprise. I predict many fewer sales. The added features sound nice to have but not for that many dollars.
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Still no cruise control. I'll wait till the 2020 model year has sat on the showroom floor till 2022 and pick it up for less than the 2018s sell for now.

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Actually, it does come with cruise. It was buried at the bottom of specs. Still way too expensive!


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Upon further review, the $17,999 price is for the loaded model, which includes cruise, tft display, Bluetooth integration, cornering lamps, electronic suspension control and cornering abs.

Suddenly seems like a better deal.

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It'll be interesting IF they have a V650 SE, similar to that!

The V1000SE is TOO expensive for me.

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It'll be interesting IF they have a V650 SE, similar to that!

The V1000SE is TOO expensive for me.
I second that!

I was hoping for an off road 650 or 1000 to rival the Africa Twin or GS...kind of disappointing in that regard.
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That Versys 1k SE LT+ is basically the closest thing a Japanese manufacturer has made to a Multistrada or S1000XR. Just has 40 less hp than the Multi 1260 and 60 less hp than the XR. It is also significantly cheaper than both. It is however 5 grand more expensive than a Tracer 900GT, but you're getting a lot more bike for that money (IMU, cornering ABS, electronic suspension, bigger load capacity, bigger side cases, bi-directional quickshifter).

I also wonder if a less tricked out version of this new V1k is coming, such as one without the electronic suspension for a few grand less.
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I really like the looks and the features but that price... ouch. If I was buying I think I would take a serious look at the Tracer 900 GT but I like the looks of this Versys so much better. Would love an upspec 650 too, actually I would just like a standard LT with a centerstand.
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So there might be a power bump too, apparently the engine is all new. Though the 1000rpm redline makes me think it probably hasn't gained too much power. I wonder if the V650 is to be revamped either this year or next year, as there was no EICMA reveal I suspect next year. I also wonder if the V650 is going to get a bigger motor and pick up some tech as it looks like Kawi wants to go tech heavy with the Versys line. A V650 replacement with around 75-80hp, cruise control, heated grips and centerstand would be great if it isn't too expensive.
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Depends on which article you read. Some say it's an all new engine, some say its the same engine with electronics added.

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Love the new look and features but I bought a new 2018 VStrom 1000 in May for half that and the feature differences I don't really need but nice bike indeed.

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So there might be a power bump too, apparently the engine is all new. Though the 1000rpm redline makes me think it probably hasn't gained too much power. I wonder if the V650 is to be revamped either this year or next year, as there was no EICMA reveal I suspect next year. I also wonder if the V650 is going to get a bigger motor and pick up some tech as it looks like Kawi wants to go tech heavy with the Versys line. A V650 replacement with around 75-80hp, cruise control, heated grips and centerstand would be great if it isn't too expensive.
The current v1000 should have a 10,000 rpm redline. It has the power at that rpm to support it.

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The current v1000 should have a 10,000 rpm redline. It has the power at that rpm to support it.

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Mine has a 10k redline. It's a 16.

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I like it, however it they made it in red, it would look very much like a Ducati Multistrada.

Edit: I just saw the price. HOLY CRAP Batman!
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Mine has a 10k redline. It's a 16.

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No, you're being tricked. it's 9500. Yes, it looks like 10k on the tach. That's the trick. My Concours is the same way, the actual redline is 500 less than what it looks like on the tach. Trust me, my info is correct. Steve
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Wow... Pedantic much?

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Wow... Pedantic much?

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Well, I had to look up "pedantic" so today I learned a new word. I'm not sure if it was meant as a compliment or not... probably not, but I'll take it as one because to me, in my work, facts matter. AFAIK, I'm the only person on this forum with a versys 1000 and a dyno, and I'm just trying to share for everyone's benefit.

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Also, the '19 now has proper lighting...that single headlight low beam sucks....the '19 has 2 lights burning on low, like God intended.

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