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Went back to a liter bike

Its official! After riding a 2016 Versys 650 for a full calendar year. I was sold on the Versys platform. The V650 is a great machine for its size. Never let me down and was a joy to ride. But I came across a 2015 V1K with only 3500 miles at a bargain price. So I shot out to Palm Springs and rode it back. First impressions, I love the longer wheel travel, as it soaks up the bumps on the interstate. The motor is a real gem. Both the clutch and transmission is buttery smooth. I did however miss my heated grips during the chilly spots. That can be addressed later. Has anyone determined if the 2019 Handguards would mount on the older bikes? They look to provide better protection. Happy to be here. Here's a pic of my new (to me) MC.
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You'll love riding it. Fueling it, though... Figure on 35-42 MPG.

Love the top box.
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You'll love riding it. Fueling it, though... Figure on 35-42 MPG.

Love the top box.

You nailed it on the MPG. I will eventually control the wrist action.
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You nailed it on the MPG. I will eventually control the wrist action.



No, you won't. You'll try.
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Sweet.....Enjoy. I've always really liked the orange....
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Congrats and enjoy your ride . Be safe.
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No, you won't. You'll try.
LOL X2. I picked up a V1K this summer, and this has been my experience so far. It's not a bad thing, just saying that it is so smooth you don't quite notice how much you are into the throttle
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Sweet.....Enjoy. I've always really liked the orange....
Me TOO - that orange is my SECOND favorite (to the green), because I always liked the orange on my '62 Bonneville.

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