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post #11 of 18 Old 11-09-2019, 12:36 PM
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I hope the Versys suits you -- everyone needs to ride their own ride.

That being said, I recall back to when I was researching what bike I wanted to replace my Kawasaki Concours. I talked to a lot of folks that had owned multiple bikes from many manufacturers. Anyone (no exaggeration) that had a V-Strom 650 in the mix, told me it was the best bike they ever owned. Those that had let theirs go regretted doing so. It's what sold me on the platform.

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Just a bike, plenty more to be had and to enjoy.....hope ya stick around the forum.
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Just a bike, plenty more to be had and to enjoy.....hope ya stick around the forum.
Absolutely! I'm probably nearing 45 different bikes over the years. Having had 3 Vstroms, I sure don't need a lecture on their worth. We all know they're awesome. But Suzuki's switch to the newer skinny style headlight and goofy beak, was the end, for me. I wanted a newer bike, but no way I could stomach the restyled VStrom. I may have weird taste, but the Versys looks like the 2012+ Vstroms used to, before they butchered the front.
Picked this Versys up today. Ergonomics are PERFECT! No lean whatsoever. At this point, ergonomics are most important, but being able to look at it without grimacing is #2. Maybe I'll be back after Suzuki's next styling change.

Could've been worse, at least I didn't buy a HD!!

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Great choice Don. Like I said, the green ones are faster!
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Very Nice! Is it new? Is it the version (LE?) with active suspension? If so, it's a very nice system. The 1000 is definitely a step or two up from your 650. I'd be interested in getting your feedback on the bike once you've got a few thousand miles. As I'm getting older I notice my left hand sometimes gets sore at the end of a day of riding, so the quick shifter would allow me to skip the clutch. If it had shaft drive it would be at the top of my "next bike" list.

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Very Nice! Is it new? Is it the version (LE?) with active suspension? If so, it's a very nice system. The 1000 is definitely a step or two up from your 650. I'd be interested in getting your feedback on the bike once you've got a few thousand miles. As I'm getting older I notice my left hand sometimes gets sore at the end of a day of riding, so the quick shifter would allow me to skip the clutch. If it had shaft drive it would be at the top of my "next bike" list.
No, it's a 2015 LT. I prefer to let others take the depreciation hit, lol. No clue what active suspension is? So probably something on the newest ones? I considered a 1000, until I saw how huge they are. After 50 years of riding, my health problems are requiring me to act my age.

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No, it's a 2015 LT. I prefer to let others take the depreciation hit, lol. No clue what active suspension is? So probably something on the newest ones? I considered a 1000, until I saw how huge they are. After 50 years of riding, my health problems are requiring me to act my age.
Ah, my mistake, I thought it was a 1000 in the pic. Still nice. The 650 doesn't have the semi-active suspension or quick shifter, so disregard my comments.

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Strom to Versys is a leap backward bro.
Not really, even the new 2020 1050 isn't as good as the Versys 1000 LT SE. Versys has more power, handles better, electronic suspension, tft screen, quick shifter, etc.
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