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Honda Versys?

Is it just me, or does this look like a slightly more futuristic 2nd gen V?

http://www.gizmag.com/42nd-tokyo-mot...15/pictures#56

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Ha ha. Yeah, Honda was waiting on Kawasaki to jump on their twin VFR headlights, and took over the Kawasaki Versys Mod2 design as their futuristic design (although it looks like a vertical single cylinder.)

I always did like the mod2 Kawasaki design better, and so did Honda evidently. Now it will flip back to the Honda design I just don't think there is a better designed motorcycle after the 2012-13 Vs. 650 models. Honda traditionally keeps redesigning perfection (for short people.) That's GOTTA be good for the Vs. 650 model line (except now we have the outdated VFR headlight design on our new models)! Kawasaki Vs. 650 engineers are all hitting their head in anguish now


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Possibly a single as well? I only see the one pipe.
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Possibly a single as well? I only see the one pipe.
From topspeed.com:

"So apparently, the Honda SFA Concept will feature a single-cylinder engine. Based on its looks and the company’s confirmation of its engine size, you can immediately rule out any thought of this bike being anything more than a small-displacement street fighter."


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And from motorcycle.com:

"Honda will display a 150cc streetfighter concept called the SFA at this weekend’s Osaka Motorcycle Show."

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And from motorcycle.com:

"Honda will display a 150cc streetfighter concept called the SFA at this weekend’s Osaka Motorcycle Show."
150cc! Would be a little more than my Grom!
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so basically it's a slightly larger grom.
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so basically it's a slightly larger grom.
It's hard to tell exactly, but it looks more like a Vs. 650, and a Grom has mini-bike wheels. I'd take it over a Grom any day (Sorry Capt., I'll get back to the bridge, aye aye Capt.)
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Kawasaki Vs. 650 engineers are all hitting their head in anguish now
Unlikely, but I'll bet the accountants are rubbing their hands together.
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It's hard to tell exactly, but it looks more like a Vs. 650, and a Grom has mini-bike wheels. I'd take it over a Grom any day (Sorry Capt., I'll get back to the bridge, aye aye Capt.)
No apologies required. The Grom is a mini. Not everyone gets it or would enjoy it. It is really a fun little scoot around town since I enjoy riding around on small machines.


The Streetfighter appears to have 17" wheels. The Grom has 12" wheels, which is part of the appeal. The 150cc with such a large frame would make it very similar in performance. To those of us who have ridden the Versys, these bikes are extremely low in power.
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No apologies required. The Grom is a mini. Not everyone gets it or would enjoy it. It is really a fun little scoot around town since I enjoy riding around on small machines.


The Streetfighter appears to have 17" wheels. The Grom has 12" wheels, which is part of the appeal. The 150cc with such a large frame would make it very similar in performance. To those of us who have ridden the Versys, these bikes are extremely low in power.
I had a Yamaha 50cc with flared fenders and round tires when at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO in 1983. I went down on icy snowy roads a couple of times, and it just friggin immediately bounced right back upright going in the direction I was headed like nothing happened - it didn't slow down at all, didn't miss a beat. You could not go down on icy streets! I'll never forget that. I sold it for half price, like new when I left: it belonged there helping soldiers.
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Reminds me of that BMW from the mid 2000

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I think this looks more close to the versys than the other Honda posted.



but at 530 lbs, I don't think it would handle the dirt too well.

if they brought it to the us, it would probably sell pretty good.

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I think this looks more close to the versys than the other Honda posted.



but at 530 lbs, I don't think it would handle the dirt too well.

if they brought it to the us, it would probably sell pretty good.
I'm currently riding the version 1 of the Crossrunner. I like it very much. I'm looking upgrade next year. The V1000 was on the list. After a quick test ride on Sat, it going to me a close call not to go with the new XRunner. I don't know why they don't bring it to the USA.
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I'm currently riding the version 1 of the Crossrunner.
That is a nice looking ride!
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The lines sort of remind me of the old Honda 500 Ascot, especially the seat and tail.

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http://paultan.org/2015/03/23/honda-...cept-unveiled/

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Wow. That thing makes both the Gen 1 and 2 Versys look like a beauty queen.

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Looks like something made by URAL....

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I think this looks more close to the versys than the other Honda posted.



but at 530 lbs, I don't think it would handle the dirt too well.

if they brought it to the us, it would probably sell pretty good.
Sharp!

Didn't the Versys get to the states for us by letters of interest and some begging?

Apparently that technique works..
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