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Offline Pickaxe

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 11:38:23 AM »
Tyke, no criticism of you intended. Just pointing out that the reviewer probably isn't to be relied upon.
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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 12:36:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pickaxe [+]
Tyke, no criticism of you intended. Just pointing out that the reviewer probably isn't to be relied upon.
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Likewise Rog, not intended as a criticism of you. Just highlighting the incompetence of the reviewer  :008:

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 02:29:51 PM »
I owned a 2005 V-Strom 1000 before purchasing my Versys 1000. The 'Strom was a great bike, but I wanted to upgrade to something a bit newer with some modern amenities (ABS & TC) and the Versys 1000 was more to my liking than the new V-Strom. The Versys' engine feels stronger to me and has better top end when passing traffic and I have no intention of doing any off-highway adventures so the 17" front wheel is a plus. I had done several trips on the 'Strom and the V1K feels slightly more nimble (to me) when hustling along backroads. The plus side of the 'Strom is that they've been around longer and have more aftermarket parts available to them. They're both great bikes, but I felt the V1K was a better fit for my riding needs and I've not regretted purchasing it at all.
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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2018, 03:14:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by Pickaxe [+]
Tyke, no criticism of you intended. Just pointing out that the reviewer probably isn't to be relied upon.
Regards
Dave


*Originally Posted by BikerMan [+]
Likewise Rog, not intended as a criticism of you. Just highlighting the incompetence of the reviewer  :008:

Ya pair of daft buggers.... none taken  :008:

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2018, 03:30:34 PM »
Both are great bikes for money. Each with its specific characteristics that others have highlighted: v-twin vs. inline 4, 15" vs. 17" front wheel, etc. The choice should be easy based on personal preferences.
But doebag asks about ideas for day to day use and touring ability. I suspect he's asking too much.
An high performance tourer is necessarily heavy, bulky and can not be an mpg champion. Consequently it can hardly satisfy in day to day use. In fact for commuting or in heavy city traffic both V1000 and VStrom are easily outclassed by a good scooter.
So, why not change your perspective and turn to a bike that is a little bit smaller, lighter and less performing? What about the new Guzzi T85?

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2018, 05:45:13 PM »
That youtube video was hard to watch. It sounds like he was just reading a pair of dealer brochures, and as for 15" rear wheels !
What other people have said seems to chime with my own thoughts, before I have even ridden either of them.
I have no need to off road, and my comment of 'day to day' use thankfully does not include commuting anymore.
The modern Vstrom seems a lot more minimalistic compared to the original one I had, the Versys seems to be [as the guy in the video said] a sport tourer in adventure clothing which is what my intended use is.
Having a GTR1400 at the moment, I think a 650 I too big a step down, I'm 5'11" in my socks so the height of the Versys is not a worry, but the weight of my GTR is tiring when walking it round .
So the next Versys question is............................. Which colour is fastest.?

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2018, 06:30:03 PM »
I shopped bikes for a long time before finally purchasing my Versys 1K.  I narrowed my search to three bikes...  Versys 1000, V-Strom 1000, and FJ-09. 
I test rode three different Versys 1000's, two V-Strom 1000's, and the Yamaha FJ-09... twice. 

All three are great motorcycles, but have three distinct personalities in my opinion. 

The FJ-09 is a sport bike posing as an Adventure Tourer. 
The V-Strom 1000 is an ADV bike that happens to work pretty well on the road. 
The Versys 1000 is a Sport Touring Bike in an ADV posture. 

Depending on your riding style and preferences, any of the three could be a fantastic addition to your garage.  After riding all three bikes multiple times and evaluating the way I mostly ride, the Versys 1000 easily came out on top.  More power, less vibration, great on the road (Where I do 100% of my riding.), and more standard features than the other two.  Did I say anything about the MOTOR?  Versys 1000 has the best power plant of any bike I've ever owned! 

Had 20-25% of my riding been off-road, the V-Strom would have probably won the argument.  The FJ-09 was fun...  in fact it was a blast to ride...  for about 15 minutes.  After that the ergonomics made it a fast paced Japanese torture device for me. 
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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2018, 08:38:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by doebag [+]

So the next Versys question is............................. Which colour is fastest.?

Red.......

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2018, 09:16:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by dizzy [+]
Red.......

Orange …….its actually a fact  :002:

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2018, 10:55:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]

Ya pair of daft buggers.... none taken  :008:

Now where's my Christmas card list, it needs some editing   :745:   

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