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Offline BikerMan

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2018, 11:00:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by doebag [+]
So the next Versys question is............................. Which colour is fastest.?

There is no question about it and it is a proven fact..........GREEN  :152:

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2018, 11:24:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by BikerMan [+]
There is no question about it and it is a proven fact..........GREEN  :152:
+1  :152:
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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2018, 11:26:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Keener [+]
Orange …….its actually a fact  :002:

Yes it is, and they also handle much better too.
It's to do with the Dynamic Pigment Distribution apparently.
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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2018, 07:56:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bob [+]
+1  :152:


 :762:     :89:  Its a no brainer   :008:   
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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2018, 09:11:11 PM »
Well I went to my local dealer for a look and sit on, as I thought, the modern Vstrom is not the same sort of bike as my original model. So it looks like a Versys 1000 will need a test ride. Then maybe a 650 just for interest.

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2018, 01:04:10 AM »
*Originally Posted by Vespista1960 [+]
...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.

Well, yes... it's hard to beat a good scooter for city riding. But to me the V1000 is a pleasure in town. It is certainly not a heavy barge like a HD-style cruiser. It is light on the controls and agile. It stops well and it jets away from trouble with ease. It feels well in command in traffic and on the freeway.

The V650 is probably even better in town and on little country curves, but to put in the hours at 80mph, give me the big V.

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2018, 06:58:11 PM »
dl1000 vs versys 1000 owed both,its very close  for gravel or rough roads dl1000 with 19" frt.tire is better,hwy riding found the suzuki 6th gear to tall and versys not tall enough.versys is faster for sure ! comfort pretty close.less wind on knee's on versys and mite be a bit taller in the seat.suzuki was a 2004 and put 50,000kms on it.always had fueling problems with it or would of kept it.versys has better low rpm pull aswell.handling i can't say which is better til i get better tires on versys,seems close though.versys torque and power is amazing !

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2018, 07:20:33 PM »
Did anyone own a KLV1000, Kawasaki's repackaging of the big Vstrom? I can't figure out how the licensing worked on that deal, or where the tooling for Kawasaki to make the bike came from. Maybe Suzuki made the underlying bike and Kaw then added its small set of features...?

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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2018, 07:25:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Did anyone own a KLV1000, Kawasaki's repackaging of the big Vstrom? I can't figure out how the licensing worked on that deal, or where the tooling for Kawasaki to make the bike came from. Maybe Suzuki made the underlying bike and Kaw then added its small set of features...?

YES, I  did Sonny back in 2006, the bike was Orange and a couple of years old, and bloody aweful, I swapped it for a new 2007, Triumph Tiger 1050 which was painted Burnt Orange and was very nice but had a crap gearbox....I must have been going through an Orange phase... :008:   
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Re: Versys 1000 v Vstrom 1000
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2018, 08:56:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
.I must have been going through an Orange phase... :008:

Hey, I resemble that!  :008:

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