Hmmm yes, a 17" front wheel, not sure what you're asking. I use the size of the front wheel to get a rough idea of a bikes off road ability. A 17'' such as both Versys, Tiger 1050, and Multistrada are street bikes with long travel suspension and extra leg room, good for rough roads, dirt or paved. This also describes the V Strom, so this is just a generalization. I personally like the way a 19'' front wheel handles, thinner tires seem to fall into corners more easily for me than 17'' wheels. Anyhow, the Versys 1000 has a great motor, I've ridden it in the Z1000, it's like butta...
2009 Wee Strom ABS (current)
1987 Harley Low Rider Sport (current)
2009 Aprilia Mana 850, 2006 SV650, 1984 Yamaha Virago 1000 (all sold)
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