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Offline olie

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Offline Vespista1960

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 06:03:53 AM »
Interesting. Very interesting.

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 07:10:09 AM »
I agree.....the reduction in emissions isn't much of a surprise but the increase in quoted kerb weight might suggest modifications or additional specification which would be accommodated by slightly increased performance

A dealer pal of mine rang me yesterday about another matter, but I took the opportunity of asking him if he had heard of any enhancements...................  he hadn't

The Versys 1000 is great but other manufacturers (the competition) are now making their bikes more market desirable with the addition of the latest technology 

So roll on the Cologne show in October when all (if anything) may be revealed

p.s I see the V650 has new colours for 2019.... and they are a bit dull IMHO
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 07:30:09 AM »
The weight change could be anything, but I doubt it's the panniers as the article suggest.  It's a California emissions filing and in the US the V1 is only sold in one configuration with the panniers as standard equipment.  It's probably just a recognition that American's are getting pudgier by the year.  :5:

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 08:34:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by hobzinho [+]
The weight change could be anything, but I doubt it's the panniers as the article suggest..  It's probably just a recognition that American's are getting pudgier by the year.  :5:
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 09:40:01 AM »
Lower emissions could suggest improved throttle control. Ride-by-wire? So, why not, cruise control?
Add cornering abs, led lights, a slightly enhanced aerodynamic protection, and you may have the perfect tourer.
Can't wait to see her at Eicma.

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« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 09:41:35 AM by Vespista1960 »

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 03:45:44 PM »
How about a shaft drive or would that up the weight too much?

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 04:03:13 PM »
To me, shaft drive would make it a different bike for a different audience. I would hope for cruise, heated grips, smoothed low-end throttle response, LEDs, and a windshield that works at highway speed. Some aerodynamic modification of the body work might contribute to that.

That said, if all these things were provided, I'm not sure I'd trade in my '15 for it. But Kaw would sell more new V1Ks for sure.
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 04:14:44 PM »
Green Versys 1000 GT 2018

Smoke me a kipper ill be back for breakfast.

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 04:33:28 PM »
A shaft would be the icing on the cake but would probably push the price up a lot.

Mine is coming with heated grips from the warehouse I didn't ask for them and are "free" but was going to add an aftermarket option.

Screens impact people differently. Perhaps there should be a no cost option to be able to specify a small or large option? Cruise control isn't such a big one in UK apart from endless MWay roadworks with average speed cameras  at 50 mph or less.

Most change is driven by environmental concerns these days. A subtle face lift maybe or colour change just so  those that are concerned about such things can let you know you have an old bike.  triumph are good a cosmetically coming up with endless revisions and special  models with an "old" platform.

I did see a secondhand white 2016, metalic pearl one in a showroom yesterday that looked nice.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 04:35:31 PM by dizzy »

 



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