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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2018, 10:09:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
  It will happen at the N.E.C Rog.   :039:

It may have already happened by then Geoff at the EICMA show in Milan (early November)   :notsure:   
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #121 on: October 13, 2018, 10:56:12 AM »
I agree 100% it's a sport tourer, I wouldn't take it off road any more than I would my zrx1200 or my Z1B. I must admit I've been looking at the BMW s1000xr ,but for what I want in spec it's almost 4k dearer. Cruise control and possibly active suspension is really all the versys is missing.
The other option I'm looking at is maxton shock and fork kit and as it's no problem fitting it all myself that does seem the best option to me and doing without cruise control.
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2018, 01:53:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
I agree 100% it's a sport tourer, I wouldn't take it off road any more than I would my zrx1200 or my Z1B. I must admit I've been looking at the BMW s1000xr ,but for what I want in spec it's almost 4k dearer. Cruise control and possibly active suspension is really all the versys is missing.
The other option I'm looking at is maxton shock and fork kit and as it's no problem fitting it all myself that does seem the best option to me and doing without cruise control.

 :86:  i looked at the S1000XR before purchasing my Current V1000, but a combination of bad past experiences with BMW bikes and overpriced product soon changed my mind.

It seems that Kawasaki are currently keeping schtum about any possible changes to the V1000
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2018, 02:59:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by BikerMan [+]
...here in the UK actually market the Versys as an Adventure Tourer (Kawasaki.co.uk) and not as a Sports Tourer thus by definition putting it in the same class as the Africa Twin, VStrom, GS etc. One wonders if any new refinements to the V1K will be more akin to those bikes as opposed to the S1000XR................... :question:  :notsure: :question:

If the 2019 gets spoked wheels, a duck bill and an ugly kit, I'm keeping my foxy '15.  :015: :008:
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #124 on: October 13, 2018, 04:52:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
If the 2019 gets spoked wheels, a duck bill and an ugly kit, I'm keeping my foxy '15.  :015: :008:

  :745:   oh please no Duck bill  :182:   
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #125 on: October 13, 2018, 11:50:12 PM »
Happened to be dropping off some parts to bring a new BMW up to spec, not for me personally, at a BMW dealer last week.

2 x S1000XRs on forecourt. One demo and one owned. Must try and take the demo out.

They looked like a BMW built to a budget yet near 50% more than the equivelant V1K and more to get all the shiny toys. Sure it has more power and torques but somewhat academic in real world. It didn't look as roomy for comfort and still only had one lit headlight on dip. The finish didn't look any better, more rakish style.

The owner of the other one did say his 17YM had the vibration at ~5K/70 which had to be revved through to give comfort. Also mentioned tank was limited to a range of 165 miles for no worry. Didn't like stock BT31s in wet. He did like the more upright riding position than a previous RS. His previous bike kept stalling when pulling away. Once BMW managed to fix it he quickly chopped it in for this. Didn't once mention the gizmos.

Dread to think what maintenance costs would be :sick:
« Last Edit: October 13, 2018, 11:53:38 PM by dizzy »

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2018, 12:52:34 AM »
The Versys is as much an ADV bike as a Harley Sportster is a track bike... ....its 100% a sport touring bike..the tires and suspension tell the story.

Will it go off road, well yes of course it will....will it handle it ...no, not very well it won't.... sure a few fire trails and some dirt roads are no problem, but try and push it a little and you will soon find out how bad it really is in the dirt....

Anyone who has ever ridden a true adventure bike knows what Im talking about...there is no comparison between the 2 when the road ends.

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #127 on: October 14, 2018, 11:26:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
If the 2019 gets spoked wheels, a duck bill and an ugly kit, I'm keeping my foxy '15.  :015: :008:
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #128 on: October 15, 2018, 02:59:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Mike, what is you avatar picture  :question:    I can't make it out and yes, I have got my glasses on  :008:
Tyke;
You're the first to ask, it is a bit weird looking and even with glasses not familiar unless you're a botanist. 
Well, I'm a nerd.  I work in a university microscopy center and get paid to play with microscopes.  It's a low magnification (about 10x) visible light image of a transverse section of a fern stem, showing the vascular cells. 



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Re: 2019 Versys 1000...
« Reply #129 on: October 15, 2018, 08:42:25 AM »
*Originally Posted by mikep [+]
Tyke;
You're the first to ask, it is a bit weird looking and even with glasses not familiar unless you're a botanist. 
Well, I'm a nerd.  I work in a university microscopy center and get paid to play with microscopes.  It's a low magnification (about 10x) visible light image of a transverse section of a fern stem, showing the vascular cells.

Thanks Mike....I must admit that's an answer that I didn't expect .....  you have definitely satisfied my curiosity  :028:     
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