Hey, been lurkin', finally made myself official. Current ride is a '07 Tiger 1050. Looking at the V as a second bike. Looking forward to learning as muvh as I can, please don't leave out the less than positive information.
Welcome aboard. I was looking at a tiger 1050 as well before the V. I'd love to tell you something less than positive about the V, but I'm having trouble finding fault in it. The only thing I can say is it's tall, but that's more of my problem being short and all.
I have ridden both the Ninja and Versys (07 and 08 respectively) and can testify that there is a difference in the way they make power. The Ninja seems to a distinct power band, coming on between 3000 and 4000 RPM. The Versys makes it power from the bottom up; a twist of the throttle and it’s there, regardless of the RPM. As far as the ergonomics, I definitely like the Versys better. It seems like a much more natural riding position.
I posted this picture already, but perhaps it’s worth posting again.
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