Originally Posted by sands
Looks nice Wiliam!
Sounds impressive coming from someone with your experience....What have been some of your more recent bikes ?
Have you noticed what the cruising rpm is at around 70 mph ?
I just sold my 04 SV650 and 01 XR650R motard to buy this bike. Last year I had two different SVs ,the problem was they were the first gen. and the carbs froze up on cold mornings. So I finally got the 04 with fuel injection and solved that problem. In 05 I bought a Buell City-X and we were in love right right up until I crashed into a utlity pole broke myself up pretty bad. Thought I would never ride again but here I am. It was not the bikes fault ,I ran over something and it put such a big hole in the tire that I did not have time to react. I have had just about every kind of bike there is. Speed Triples ,Concours ,ZRX , F650 , I need to set down and just see what I have had. The Versys will be doing about 70 mph at 6000 rpms. If you live in flat country or do not ride the curves very agressive you could gear it up. The bike has lots of pulling power.