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Offline Martin8180

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Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:06:12 PM »
Had my Versys 1000 from new, Put 21,000 miles on it so far.
Recently thought I needed to change to the Z1000SX.
Test rode the Z1000SX, how wrong I was. Keeping the Versys 1000.
Looking to do some power and suspension mods this year.

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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 09:49:14 PM »
Please compare and contrast and show why the Z1000SX lost put. I test one back to back with the V1000 and was more impressed with the Z1000SX. But the V1000 is more practical for long distance touring and camping trips. 
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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 12:27:14 PM »
I'm not exactly the racing mad type, but i do like to go fast and almost get my knee down. (Its a long way down on a Versys)
So with that in mind, and I thought I would have more fun on the Z1000SX.
It turns out the the Versys is just as powerful as the SX IF you ride the way I do.
I properly dont go above 8000 rpm.
So just as happy with the Versys.
Steering was something else I prefer on the Versys. I found when counter steering on the SX  I had to work a lot harder.
Long distance this takes its toll.
I rode the SX for about an hour and my arse started to hurt in places.
So overall for ME it was no contest.
Next job Dyno the Versys, and upgrade the suspension.
Dont get me wrong the SX is a great bike. Just not for me.



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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 08:20:25 PM »
The ability to do long distances and carry a large load is primary for me.
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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2017, 01:33:15 PM »
I'm happy with both my Versys and Z1000SX

Versys for touring and SX for sportier rides.

Wouldn't want to go any long distances on the SX, After an hours ride on standard seat your backside knows about it
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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 04:50:19 PM »
It's great that mother Kawasaki has two bikes that are both extremely popular (try buying a new Z1000SX they are rare) and the Versys which represents fantastic all rounder value for money, other manufacturers must be extremely jealous    :sick:    :008:   
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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 09:19:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
It's great that mother Kawasaki has two bikes that are both extremely popular (try buying a new Z1000SX they are rare) and the Versys which represents fantastic all rounder value for money, other manufacturers must be extremely jealous    :sick:    :008:
Yo Rog.  I had a visit to Orrell yesterday for a chin wag.  The sales manager mentioned during the chat, that they had sold out of SX1000s, and didn't expect the 018 models in until the end of September. The big Versys has also been a good seller this year as has the little 650 Versys. Of course Dave also tried to get me into a new big V, but mine has been just fantastic, and the suspension upgrade has just took the bike to a different level. So no changes for me.  :2:                     Hope that you and Gill are fit and well. :152:
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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2017, 09:25:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
Yo Rog.  I had a visit to Orrell yesterday for a chin wag.  The sales manager mentioned during the chat, that they had sold out of SX1000s, and didn't expect the 018 models in until the end of September. The big Versys has also been a good seller this year as has the little 650 Versys. Of course Dave also tried to get me into a new big V, but mine has been just fantastic, and the suspension upgrade has just took the bike to a different level. So no changes for me.  :2:                     Hope that you and Gill are fit and well. :152:

We're  good thanks..will ring ya soon  :002:   
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Re: Versys 1000 or Z1000SX no contest.
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2017, 07:24:32 PM »
Good thing about having Versys and SX is the pannier or interchangeable
 

 



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