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Offline Ali-bear

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2018, 02:13:40 PM »
From my perspective the bike is very good. Only a small update with perhaps the inclusion of a nice TFT dash and ride-by-wire with cruise control would make it irresistable  :028:

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2018, 06:36:16 PM »
gimmee white & cruise control
What happens if you get scared half to death...twice?

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2018, 08:28:40 PM »
Cruise control for me,  though I'm more than happy with it as it is

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2018, 03:32:08 PM »

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2018, 03:38:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by mikep [+]
I've ridden one and it's not even in the same class as far as I'm concerned....

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2018, 03:42:33 PM »
Deuce;
The FJ09 that I looked at over here did seem a bit small.  But, you have to be impressed by that list of standard equipment.  It includes everything we've been talking about.   
I'd be willing to suffer through a test ride.   :008:

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2018, 03:49:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by DeuceBG [+]
I've ridden one and it's not even in the same class as far as I'm concerned....

Was it a 2019? They have changed  and are supposed to be quite a bit better than the 2018...

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2018, 03:49:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by mikep [+]
Deuce;
The FJ09 that I looked at over here did seem a bit small.  But, you have to be impressed by that list of standard equipment.  It includes everything we've been talking about.   
I'd be willing to suffer through a test ride.   :008:
I found it small, cramped and the Motor was very "Lumpy" compared to the Versys.
Personally I don't care as much for Gadgets as I do for smooth Power Delivery and overall Comfort...

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2018, 03:51:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Crosshairs [+]
Was it a 2019? They have changed  and are supposed to be quite a bit better than the 2018...
Now THAT I'm not sure about.
It was only about 2 months back so it may have been the 2019 Model.
If they run anything like HD then the Model Year is always ahead of the Calendar Year....

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2018, 03:54:11 PM »
A friend has a '17 FJ09. The engine is very good, handling twitchy, braking not particularly well modulated, a smaller bike with a cramped cockpit compared to the Versys. Perhaps a better choice for the smaller statured. Fit and finish feels inferior to Kawasaki. Owner claims it lacks road presence to keep other traffic from tailgating etc... not an issue with the V1K in my experience.

Loading touring features on that platform may sell some bikes, but...  :027:
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