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Old 09-21-2012, 05:24 PM   #436
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Anybody taken one of these things to the track yet?

The lack of centerstand might be worthwhile if the bike can boogie on the track without embarrassing itself...
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:04 PM   #437
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Now that it's getting dark at nights, I can say that the headlight is also pretty good. Dark at night...what a concept. Come spring we'll be welcoming more light! SW-Motech now has some accessories out, centre stand, luggage, engine guards, skid. There's also radiator guards, some other brands of engine guards and luggage racks, handguards and the like. After market seems to be starting to respond. For Canadians, try A Vicious Cycle. Still pleased. Soon time to put the bike away for winter, but next spring I'll add a couple items.
Thanks for the SW Motech tip.

Might have to test ride one - now you can get a centerstand for it..
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:49 PM   #438
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it's coming to the US for 2013! info to be released oct 2
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motor...Versys1000.htm
Nice! I hope I can demo one at IMS this fall. Last year motorcycle demo rides were rained out on the day I attended.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #439
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One issue I'm having with this, as I read the pricing on a couple of sites, the US pricing on this bike is going to be close to $14,000 based on the pricing in other areas. That's kinda on the high side for a sport touring bike.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:35 PM   #440
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That's kinda on the high side for a sport touring bike.
That OK, The bikes kinda on the high side for a Sports Touring bike.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:00 AM   #441
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Doubt it!

Its $13,999. in Canada so it should be about $11,000. in the U.S. even though our $ is higher right now. Bikes are always cheaper in the U.S. We get shafted here price wise on just about everything. But I guess its alot worse in Europe and Austrailia.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:37 PM   #442
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Paid $12,800 out the door, good deal for the spring - I ordered one, so the dealer didn't have to put it on his shop financing, sometimes you can both benefit. I know the guys, didn't mind putting down a deposit to get a deal. I also needed a new quad, so we worked a combo deal.

I usually wait until Christmas and act a bit like a vulture, choosing from what's left (you can usually get what you want if you search), but this time I was pretty sure that I wanted a specific model and for this summer. If there are any around this fall you can probably do as well or better. When I bought my 2003 FZ1 at Christmas of that year, it was almost $4,000 off list...some dealers just want old stock gone.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:39 PM   #443
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Winterized and put in the shed yesterday. Snowed today, already -5 tonight, riding is about over for this year. For anybody who is looking for a versatile, reasonably high performance bike that can do some gravel roading and perhaps a bit more, I highly recommend the Versys 1000. Looking forward to next year's riding season.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:08 AM   #444
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it's coming to the US for 2013! info to be released oct 2
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motor...Versys1000.htm
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #445
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Me too. I've been on the web all morning trying to find something positive.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #446
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Doesn't look too bad
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #447
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so today is oct 2nd???
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:35 PM   #448
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Crap!

Looks like today will not be the day we hoped for. The Total Motorcycle web site no longer says October 2nd will be the US information release date. It now says," As soon as released". I may have to start thinking about a V-Strom 1000. Sigh....
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #449
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was really hoping to hear something on this today.....have two people interested in mine, just need to know what's going on
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:48 PM   #450
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the website was changed to this:

2013 Kawasaki Versys 1000 - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $TBA USD

As soon as released.
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