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post #1 of 14 Old 08-15-2007, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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New Versys In Da Hood

My buddy Doug took possesion of his new Kawasaki Versys, yesterday. Thought I'd post a shot of it next to my bike.

It's a very nice machine. It shares a lot of the traits I love about the DL650, albeit with a slighthly more sport and street focus...




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post #2 of 14 Old 08-15-2007, 09:17 AM
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I REALLY wish you wouldn't have done that.
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post #3 of 14 Old 08-15-2007, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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How's the quality of components? My KLR was really junky and it turned me off to the brand.

Looks like the SV650 has some more competition.

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Fit and finish seems first rate, to me.

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I've gotta tell you, it's looking like a nice bike; not enough to make me sell my beloved WeeStrom, but nice. I can't wait to see a few in-depth reviews and maybe a comparison test or two. Competition is good for all of us...

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post #7 of 14 Old 08-15-2007, 10:52 AM
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It's really the best thing that could happen for Suzuki... until another manufacturer openly validates a product, the product is all alone in the market... a perception that's often too big a hurdle for new buyers to cross.

The Versys validates the concept of the generalist's motorcycle: all round capability and comfort in an inexpensive package -- a product that flies in the face of the 'more is better' vortex that sucks in so many buyers.
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-15-2007, 11:29 AM
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Sat on a Versys at the dealer last week, I own a Vee. Looked a bit more high strung just sitting there, and has 17" wheels front and back. BIKE magazine from the UK did a review of it, and it puts out real real world dyno numbers similar to the Wee.

The seating seemed a bit more cramped, but I'm tall and have set my Vee up to handle my 6'11" frame. I keep telling myself that a Wee would be the best compliment to the Vee if I got a second bike since it is the best fitting bike out there for me.

Anyway, I am awaiting a test of the Versys vs. Wee and I am sure that is coming soon from all of the magazines.

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How's the quality of components? My KLR was really junky and it turned me off to the brand.
Yeah, my local Suzie/Kawq dealer has a brand new KLR in stock and I was looking at it. I was amazed as the terrible fit and finish. The frame welds were the worst I've ever seen on a motorcycle. I was surprised it ever left the factory that way. I can weld better than that, and I don't even know what I'm doing.

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I dunno, it looks to me like there's a contest to see who can make the ugliest bike.....:lol:

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