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Old 02-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #316
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Ok, that FZ1 is .. but made me think if a Versys 1000 would look
good in a sort of KTM 950-990SM type mini fairings.. like a.. SMT but not..
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #317
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All this Yamaha talk is


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Old 02-19-2012, 08:22 AM   #318
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #319
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pics of new 120-17" & 180-17" tck-80 from the dealer show
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:57 PM   #320
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Those TKC would look absolutely awesome ridiculous on my FZ6.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #321
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Those TKC would look absolutely awesome ridiculous on my FZ6.
i'm betting we'll be seeing some ADV'd standard and sport bikes in the future with that 120-17" being available.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #322
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Just watched the MCN review of Versys 1000 vs BMW vs Tiger. Pretty good review, I wished they covered more, but it goes show all three machines in action. The link is below.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...kes-on-rivals/

Now I am torn..do get the S10 or the Versys 1000...decisions, decisions...anybody else have experience with both of these bikes?
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:08 AM   #323
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Now I am torn..do get the S10 or the Versys 1000...decisions, decisions...anybody else have experience with both of these bikes?
I have just had the same dilemma, and I picked up my S10 this morning. I never got to ride a Versys but the quality of the S10 did it for me. It looked and felt integrated, where the Versys was full of compromises and bits from the Kawa parts bin. I reckon that it would go like stink though.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:05 PM   #324
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Those TKC would look absolutely awesome ridiculous on my FZ6.

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Old 02-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #325
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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure published a review and seem to love this bike. Cover blurb being "It's fast, easy, upright. It's brilliant to ride". They did mention the fork as feeling a big vague, but stated that a big piston fork with 6" of travel isn't going to feel like a sport bike (which, given the other attributes like power, some might have been expecting) and you'd probably get used to it.

Reportedly very comfortable: "I can't remember the last time I rode a bike and felt as comfortable as I did on the launch. It felt easy to ride and had the oomph to plant a smile on my face with I asked it to." Nothing bad noted.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #326
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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure published a review and seem to love this bike. Cover blurb being "It's fast, easy, upright. It's brilliant to ride". They did mention the fork as feeling a big vague, but stated that a big piston fork with 6" of travel isn't going to feel like a sport bike (which, given the other attributes like power, some might have been expecting) and you'd probably get used to it.

Reportedly very comfortable: "I can't remember the last time I rode a bike and felt as comfortable as I did on the launch. It felt easy to ride and had the oomph to plant a smile on my face with I asked it to." Nothing bad noted.
The comfort is mentioned a lot, as is the smoothness. I think Kawasaki have gone for the Mr & Mrs of the ADVTourer market.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:49 PM   #327
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Or us old farts! My FZ1 isn't extreme, but I'm looking for more upright, and more "all-rounder". Mind, they also mentioned exceptional steering and a motor that will grunt but still rev. It's a Kawasaki, after all...
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #328
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Any real world riding yet?

The Aus prices are really good, so any real world owners out there
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #329
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this may be 205, but it's a pretty good video. Apparently the V1000 handles pretty well.

I hope it comes to the States!

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:22 PM   #330
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from the 9 bike "Adventure" bike test from MOTOCICLISMO Italy....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...9#post18193869

On road day 2

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The Kawasaki Versys 1000 there has been tearing her hair for her beauty and for its finish, let's face it, but when it's time to exchange the bike is one of the most popular: the engine drives well, has a great character, but lacks nothing in terms of performance, and its chassis is the most balanced and neutral in circulation. .
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Only Mrs Kawasaki could bear the looks but very popular on the bitumen amongst the testers for balance and neutral handling.

Day 7

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With equal punctuality Ducati Multistrada 1200 S excites us only until they turn into corners "curvini". It is a very stable, powerful, incredibly fast, but is a little 'busy in mixed close, not particularly quick in changing direction and not even very effective at close curves.
The exact opposite of the KTM 990 SM-T, for example, exaggerated in the narrow and certainly not a reference to the quick.
The Kawasaki Versys seems rather a merger between the two: on the fast beautiful, beautiful Strait.
My Translation...
The Ducati is fast, exciting stable powerful, but is a bit on edge, and keeps you on your toes, not great in the tight stuff. The SM-T is gutless, unstable, [just exaggerating folks ] easy, but it likes the tight twisties.

The Kawasaki is somewhere in between.

Very interesting...

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