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  • Offline TYKE   gb

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    Re: Downsizing
    Reply #50 on: November 19, 2022, 11:12:10 am
    November 19, 2022, 11:12:10 am
    I promised a bit of an update...........

    Having now covered around 900 miles since getting my new bike on 1st September I can report that I am very, very pleased  with the bike

    I mainly ride on smaller countryside roads and frequently in the company of my good mate Geoff (100milesaway of this parish) he also has a Versys 650 and covers more miles than I do

    I really can't fault the 650, yes it has less power than my previous bikes but that really isn't proving to be an issue, it does mean that overtaking or negotiating tight bends requires a change down of gears, but what's difficult about that ?  the bike is plenty fast enough for my needs and because it is lighter it is more manageable on the road and definitely easier to 'push' around, the bike looks great and draws admiring looks wherever it goes, plus it has KTC and a TFT screen with all the info needed

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    Re: Downsizing
    Reply #51 on: November 19, 2022, 07:34:29 pm
    November 19, 2022, 07:34:29 pm
    I'll make my decision next year if I'm going to get something smaller, the 650 it a definitely an option.
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    Re: Downsizing
    Reply #52 on: November 19, 2022, 08:50:04 pm
    November 19, 2022, 08:50:04 pm
    *Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
    I'll make my decision next year if I'm going to get something smaller, the 650 it a definitely an option.

    Pete I'm sure that if you get chance to try one that you will be pleasantly surprised ..... I  definitely  was  :37:   
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    Re: Downsizing
    Reply #53 on: May 11, 2023, 12:43:57 pm
    May 11, 2023, 12:43:57 pm
    Tyke, just curious but whatís your fuel mileage on your 650 vs 1000?
    Iím mainly thinking at highway riding at speed of:
    1) 60~65 mph
    2) 75~80 mph
    Thanks!
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    Re: Downsizing
    Reply #54 on: May 11, 2023, 08:56:33 pm
    May 11, 2023, 08:56:33 pm
    I'm unable to accurately answer your question as I  hardcover use highways/motorways but prefer smaller 'local' roads

    My 650 averages around 60 - 65 mpg   :001: 

    EDIT:  I should have said that the 650 is probably around 10%  more economical than my previous 1000

    Hope that helps    :002: 
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    Re: Downsizing
    Reply #55 on: May 11, 2023, 10:08:56 pm
    May 11, 2023, 10:08:56 pm
    Iím asking as I began to ride my new (to me) 2017 FZ07 and on small roads, I got about 65-68 MPG which is pretty good.
    However, yesterday, I did a 125 miles ride on a highway (@ 65 mph) and I only got about 55 mpg which is about the same as my V1000. I was expecting the FZ to be quite more economical (on a highway) on gas but I suppose thatís about what a smaller engine naked bike can get.
    Thanks for the info!!
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    Re: Downsizing
    Reply #56 on: May 12, 2023, 08:04:16 am
    May 12, 2023, 08:04:16 am
    No problem Claude.. glad I could help

    By the way my spellchecker in my previous posting  included  "hardcover" instead of hardly ever  :034:     :745:   
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