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Hey all, new guy from Northwest Indiana here....just trying to learn and get a feel for the Versys as I am strongly contemplating getting a new 2015 and selling my Triumph Tiger 800. My local Triumph dealer is no longer a franchise and i am concerned about service and such and just kind of ticked about it in general so I am probably going back to a Japanese bike :)

The new bike really ticks all the boxes for me and the price is good.....I just wish I could ride one to see for myself how well the vibes have been tamed, etc. but I am very interested in checking one out.

Do your best to convince me, haha

Going to do some research here so I am happy to join :)
 

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The current issues of Rider, Motorcyclist, and Motorcycle Consumer News all speak very favorably of the 2015 Versys. In general, the Versys is an almost bullet proof ride with decent ergonomics, handling, brakes and fuel mileage. It isn't a rocket ship, but it wasn't meant to be. It's a very good all round riding machine that doesn't pretend to be something it isn't (in my opinion of course).

However, if you need to be convinced by us, perhaps it isn't what you're looking after all. Read reviews, take a test ride, and you shold be able to convince yourself. :thumb:
 

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The current issues of Rider, Motorcyclist, and Motorcycle Consumer News all speak very favorably of the 2015 Versys. In general, the Versys is an almost bullet proof ride with decent ergonomics, handling, brakes and fuel mileage. It isn't a rocket ship, but it wasn't meant to be. It's a very good all round riding machine that doesn't pretend to be something it isn't (in my opinion of course).

However, if you need to be convinced by us, perhaps it isn't what you're looking after all. Read reviews, take a test ride, and you shold be able to convince yourself. :thumb:
Well...its not that I am looking for convincing I guess....Just want to hear opions from the guys who actually own and ride them :) I appreciate your opinion for sure.:cheers:

I am taking the tiger 800 on a 5 day trip to the smokey mountains in 2 weeks and after that, I will probably put it up for sale and go check out a 2015 (in white, haha).:D:D
 

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selling my Triumph Tiger 800.

The new bike really ticks all the boxes for me and the price is good.....I just wish I could ride one to see for myself how well the vibes have been tamed, etc. but I am very interested in checking one out.

Do your best to convince me, haha

Going to do some research here so I am happy to join :)
I know you want personal experience... alas... my '15 LT gets delivered this Saturday.

I spent MONTHS researching this. I'll report back once I've had a chance to drive.... The vibes are something I can confirm one way or the other... Whether it makes my hands numb, can see through the side view mirrors on the highway, etc... are not as relative as something like "will it have enough power or soul?" .
 

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I know you want personal experience... alas... my '15 LT gets delivered this Saturday.

I spent MONTHS researching this. I'll report back once I've had a chance to drive.... The vibes are something I can confirm one way or the other... Whether it makes my hands numb, can see through the side view mirrors on the highway, etc... are not as relative as something like "will it have enough power or soul?" .
Thank you and I would appreciate the feedback! The power aspect is one thing I am curious about but not overly concerned about either.....I have had everything from big bikes to 600's in my 30 years of riding and I honestly prefer the middleweights and at the ripe age of 50 I am more about comfort and utility etc.

I look forward to your feedback and congrats on the purchase!:cheers:
 

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Just talked to my local dealer and they not only have a new 2015 Versys 650 (non LT) in stock but it is set up as a demo! I will be there on Saturday at 9am to take it for a ride and hopefully be able to make a decision. :thumb::thumb:
 

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Just talked to my local dealer and they not only have a new 2015 Versys 650 (non LT) in stock but it is set up as a demo! I will be there on Saturday at 9am to take it for a ride and hopefully be able to make a decision. :thumb::thumb:
Hahah nice. My appointment for picking up my '15 versys is at 9am. We'll both be riding! I'll report back when I get her home, we'll compare notes. :teetertooter:
 

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Coming from someone who just bought one after doing lots of research as many others have stated; you just can't miss with this bike. My first bike was a Yamaha R6, and even though the Vs has only half the rated HP as the R6, I don't find it to be an issue. It's got plenty of torque to get you there. I believe it'll do the 1/4 mile in 12.9; that's plenty fast, while still getting 50+ mpg easily. I entertained picking up a leftover 2014 for about $1500 cheaper, but after seeing the lengthy list of upgrades and styling changes between the 14 and 15 and of course the reviews...it was a no-brainer for me. :goodluck:
 

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Coming from someone who just bought one after doing lots of research as many others have stated; you just can't miss with this bike. My first bike was a Yamaha R6, and even though the Vs has only half the rated HP as the R6, I don't find it to be an issue. It's got plenty of torque to get you there. I believe it'll do the 1/4 mile in 12.9; that's plenty fast, while still getting 50+ mpg easily. I entertained picking up a leftover 2014 for about $1500 cheaper, but after seeing the lengthy list of upgrades and styling changes between the 14 and 15 and of course the reviews...it was a no-brainer for me. :goodluck:

Good to hear and thanks for the info......this is one of my concerns. Being that I will be riding one on Saturday I hope I can make an informed decision but I have the feeling I will really like it. :D
 

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ha, im picking my new versys up on Saturday too! looks like a few of us will be on new versys, although mine is a leftover 2013, mostly because I wanted the blue, partly because of the price.
 
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