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post #1 of 4 Old 07-04-2007, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Versys vs Vstrom ergonomic comparo

I just finished reading the new issue of Cycle world, which has a versys review. So looking at the bike, I thought that the pegs + seat + bar arrangement is too tight for someone like me. Given the strom has the best seating position i've ever had for a +6 footer, I wasn't really interested. But for fun I decided to do a comparison. Its not really scientific, but I think it's fairly good for just two pictures.

First, I scale the pics so that the rear tire is the same size, so I know the scale is fairly close. That is represented by the black lines in the picture.

The vertical yellow line is the foot pegs on the versys. Notice when extended to the strom, the peg are proven to be further back than the suzuki...

However, notice the angled cyan line from the peg to seat. These lines are exactly the same (cut and paste). This shows that the seat to peg distance is exactly the same. It seems that the versys has the seat further back over the rear wheel and higher up, but the seat to peg distance seems to be the same!

Which made me think that the bars must be further away if the seat is further back. Notice the blue and red lines. they are both the same exact length. Not only are the bars further back on the versys, they are about the same hight from the seat!

Well, again this is not scientific, but I hope this helped someone. Unfortunately for me, this may lead to a test ride...

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-04-2007, 07:57 PM
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I like everything about the Vyrus, but the front headlight. I would love to have one, in maybe a 800 CC version. I like my strom, but could care less about going on the dirt with it.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-04-2007, 08:22 PM
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I rode one. It does feel more compact than the Strom. I'm 6'3" and my legs felt emuch more folded up than I'm used to but it was still very comfortable. The handlebars are narrower than I'm used to as well but I have dirt bike bars on my Wee.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-05-2007, 12:06 AM
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Bonnie and I rode both the versys and the Wee at a demo day about a month ago, and just got lucky with the versys being available.
I actually liked the sound of the versys better than the wee, and it seemed to have just a tad more punch.
Having said that, The strom set up better for us with the back rack for room.
We just purchased an '07 V, pick it up tomorrow, and while I liked also the Triumph tiger, the big v was it for us. :-D :-D
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