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  • Offline CraigBuck   gb

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    Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    on: June 04, 2023, 11:18:48 pm
    June 04, 2023, 11:18:48 pm
    Im deciding between the standard and S. Practical price difference is around 2,200

    TFT Dashboard is nice however that by itself is not worth it. Both dashboards have the same functionality with the exception of Bluetooth and the app for S.

    Cornering lights do seem to have potential but I don't know how practically helpful they are. Because if I am at night on unknown A or B roads I really doubt I will be going fast or doing any crazy lean angles. I mean, I wouldnt chance it during time racing to a corner not knowing what is behind it (cyclists, pedestrians, animals, farming vehicles, gravel and etc)

    But I am all up for safety - if it can increase safety by even a little then it's worth it. But then again - if rarely engage them then what's the point?

    Besides TFT and cornering lights I don't see any benefits of S. I will get quickshifter for standard anyway

    Colour schemes both look nice - Standard is grey but neutral colour wheres S has some nice green amount and a bit too much pitch black colour. So its even battle there for me
    Last Edit: June 04, 2023, 11:20:54 pm by CraigBuck

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #1 on: June 05, 2023, 09:19:14 am
    June 05, 2023, 09:19:14 am
    Sounds to me like you are leaning towards the standard but it comes down to your financial situation.

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #2 on: June 05, 2023, 09:40:28 am
    June 05, 2023, 09:40:28 am
    *Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
    Sounds to me like you are leaning towards the standard but it comes down to your financial situation.

     :762: 

    It's pretty much impossible to help/advise anyone about which bike/model to choose, as it is a decision based on personal taste and requirements

    BTW I do like the Metallic Matte Sovereign Red available on the Versys 1000s (2023 UK )
    KNOW FROM WHENCE YOU CAME ........

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #3 on: June 05, 2023, 10:03:59 am
    June 05, 2023, 10:03:59 am
    *Originally Posted by TallyRex [+]
    Sounds to me like you are leaning towards the standard but it comes down to your financial situation.

    Even that is not a big issue. You can take out finance for 5-6 years time and then if times are good - settle and overpay it without penalties

    *Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
    :762: 

    It's pretty much impossible to help/advise anyone about which bike/model to choose, as it is a decision based on personal taste and requirements

    BTW I do like the Metallic Matte Sovereign Red available on the Versys 1000s (2023 UK )

    I actually test rode red one. It looks better in person than in pictures but still red colour looks like an odd duck out of all colour schemes

    I suppose that's true that you cant suggest on someones preference but seeing if I am missing anything or maybe someone had regrets going with one or another

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #4 on: June 06, 2023, 06:58:28 pm
    June 06, 2023, 06:58:28 pm
    I was in the same position and all things considered, I got the standard model

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #5 on: June 09, 2023, 03:03:42 pm
    June 09, 2023, 03:03:42 pm
    Hi Craig
    My two previous bikes had very nice TFT displays (BMW F850 GSA and Honda Africa Twin Adventure sport), and when I went for a standard Versys 1000 I was concerned that I might not get on with more basic display on the Versys, turns out that standard Versys 1000 display is absolutely fine, gives all the information you need to enjoy riding the bike.
    I had cornering lights on the Africa Twin and my experience was that they are no better than a decent of auxiliary and some times worse - they would  go off just when you want the additional light mid bend.
    If it where my money I'd go for the base model, and buy a Garmin Zumo XT / XT2 GPS with some of the money saved, at least you can move it from bike to bike
    TimB

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #6 on: June 09, 2023, 03:53:17 pm
    June 09, 2023, 03:53:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by TimB [+]
    Hi Craig
    My two previous bikes had very nice TFT displays (BMW F850 GSA and Honda Africa Twin Adventure sport), and when I went for a standard Versys 1000 I was concerned that I might not get on with more basic display on the Versys, turns out that standard Versys 1000 display is absolutely fine, gives all the information you need to enjoy riding the bike.
    I had cornering lights on the Africa Twin and my experience was that they are no better than a decent of auxiliary and some times worse - they would  go off just when you want the additional light mid bend.
    If it where my money I'd go for the base model, and buy a Garmin Zumo XT / XT2 GPS with some of the money saved, at least you can move it from bike to bike
    TimB


    I have no doubts standard display is good enough. Just if I plan to do plenty of miles on the bike maybe getting some extra nice is worth it

    Regardings lights - I am a bit confused. Aux fog lights and cornering lights serve different purposes don't they? How would aux lights shine through the corner?

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #7 on: June 09, 2023, 04:07:44 pm
    June 09, 2023, 04:07:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by CraigBuck [+]
    I have no doubts standard display is good enough. Just if I plan to do plenty of miles on the bike maybe getting some extra nice is worth it

    Regardings lights - I am a bit confused. Aux fog lights and cornering lights serve different purposes don't they? How would aux lights shine through the corner?

    Yes I agree that cornering lights should be different to a decent set of Auxiliary lights , but my experience was that they fill in the area to either side of the bike with light providing better illumination, the difference being that the Aux lights are on, the corner lights come on and off depending on lean angle, meaning they sometimes go off when you don't want them to. 

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #8 on: June 10, 2023, 08:46:30 pm
    June 10, 2023, 08:46:30 pm
    I wonder if the cornering lights could be used  as running lights when upright aswell when needed,do they work to light up the road ahead well enough to justify this?
    Enhanced visibility aswell, as running lights?
    Last Edit: June 10, 2023, 08:48:41 pm by Keener

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    Re: Versys Standard vs S (2023)
    Reply #9 on: June 16, 2023, 11:48:39 am
    June 16, 2023, 11:48:39 am
    Judging from this video they don't seem to light up the road ahead enough.
    Rats in the grass inside the turn are going to spot you much more easily though!  :015: 


     


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