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Old 01-23-2010, 08:04 AM   #2281
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Here is a couple from a recent ski trip :-)
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #2282
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Here is a couple from a recent ski trip :-)
Good on you aposaric. I wouldn't even consider taking mine out in snowy conditions. How was the skiing?
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:20 PM   #2283
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I think it's amazing that I go on this site and I can't find any threads about the Versys. Then I realized it's because they are such good damn bikes that we never have problems with them so we are riding instead of spending our time posting threads about how to fix our bikes! I got my versys 2 years ago and will never look back. There is no other japaneese bike that can compete in this category and I'm done with the unreliable german and italian bikes. My next bike will be another versys fo sho! So much fun!!! Ride on!
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:59 AM   #2284
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So....who has the most miles on a Versys? And what do you think of it as a touring bike?
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:13 AM   #2285
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There is a guy that has around 60.000 Kilkometers or even more by now on Versys. I have around 40.000 in a year and a half, and it is quite capable tourer, with 2 on board, + iron, vanity miror, 7 sets of coams, 4 sets of high heels, 4 kittens sometimes, skis, little transsexual and other usual luggage that my girlfriend likes to carry with us on our trips :-)))

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Old 01-24-2010, 03:28 PM   #2286
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So....who has the most miles on a Versys? And what do you think of it as a touring bike?
I only have about 36,000km or so. It's quite capable for touring, but it's all relative to your background and expectations. I was able to keep up in the mountains, 2 up and luggage, with guys on bigger bikes. However, if it comes to straight sections then d'oh...

I am quite happy with the power it has. I also like that I can go for more than 400km on a gas tank without stretching it Now only if the tire manufacturers would make more aggressive 17" tires...
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:14 PM   #2287
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And what do you think of it as a touring bike?
I feel it makes a great light-touring bike. And not too shabby on gravel either. I took it over Magruder and Lolo in September. And I'm not a true dirt guy.

I'm at the age where one feels that light is right. It is a very under appreciated motorbike.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:23 PM   #2288
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Well, the reason I asked, is I bought an '08 new, and in 6 months traded it in on a big GS. I always wished I'd kept it for the fun factor. I have a chance to buy another '08 with 3300 miles on it and Farkeled to the max. With an F8GS in the shed, i'm trying to justify the purchase!
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:24 AM   #2289
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Well, the reason I asked, is I bought an '08 new, and in 6 months traded it in on a big GS. I always wished I'd kept it for the fun factor. I have a chance to buy another '08 with 3300 miles on it and Farkeled to the max. With an F8GS in the shed, i'm trying to justify the purchase!
You already know how it rides and mention the fun factor. The fun factor is a big part of the riding equation so IMO you are fully justified in getting another V.

I think the Versys is turning out to be one of those very reliable, good handling UJMs that riders will look back on in several years and say "I wish I had kept that motorcycle, it was GREAT!" And, the funky looking nose job keeps the unknowing masses away
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:39 AM   #2290
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foriegn 2010 review!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b9iK_l4LkU

Also MCN this week has been reviewing the new version and so far its getting a very good review!
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:41 PM   #2291
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So....who has the most miles on a Versys? And what do you think of it as a touring bike?
I'm only at 31,000 kms after one summer and two winters but I pulled off an Irom Butt in B.C. last summer. Could have gone a couple hundred more miles at the end if needed. The bike pulled all day long in the mountains, no problem.

Couple of links to another board here locally. One one a tag game we played last winter (the little Versys can get into some strange places.) and one about our Iron Butt. Cheers.

http://bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=111979

http://bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=111979
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #2292
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Add me to the owner's list, as I picked up a 2008 Versys with just over 4800 miles on it tonight. It's red--were all 2008s red?--and is stock save for a Powerlet and the Givi windscreen that the Webbikeworld folks seem to like.



Initial riding impressions are good. I had a chance to ride a few minutes on a riding buddy's Versys last week and this one felt very similar, with lots of engine braking, somewhat jerky fueling very low in the rev range, and lots of power from those front brake rotors. It'll take a bit of adjustment in my riding style but I think I'll be happy with this bike.


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Old 01-27-2010, 03:51 PM   #2293
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Why isn't this thread stickied like the other brands?
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:08 PM   #2294
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Add me to the owner's list, as I picked up a 2008 Versys with just over 4800 miles on it tonight. It's red--were all 2008s red?--and is stock save for a Powerlet and the Givi windscreen that the Webbikeworld folks seem to like.



Initial riding impressions are good. I had a chance to ride a few minutes on a riding buddy's Versys last week and this one felt very similar, with lots of engine braking, somewhat jerky fueling very low in the rev range, and lots of power from those front brake rotors. It'll take a bit of adjustment in my riding style but I think I'll be happy with this bike.
If you don't like the engine braking, slap on a 43 tooth rear sprocket, it'll take you less than an hour. It also will improve the vibration at highway speeds.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:10 PM   #2295
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So....who has the most miles on a Versys? And what do you think of it as a touring bike?
hmm..mm, just cleared my keabord.
89,784km.
that's my count.
just changed oil+filter, cleaned air filter.
oh yes, after 42,000km or so, decided to change the spark plug.
at 96,000 that's when I'm going to treat him to all the rest.
2 years and 10 months, that's my count & my better half won't hear of any other bike.
touring? 8400 km round Europe with luggage & 2up.

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Add me to the owner's list, as I picked up a 2008 Versys with just over 4800 miles on it tonight. It's red--were all 2008s red?--and is stock save for a Powerlet and the Givi windscreen that the Webbikeworld folks seem to like.



Initial riding impressions are good. I had a chance to ride a few minutes on a riding buddy's Versys last week and this one felt very similar, with lots of engine braking, somewhat jerky fueling very low in the rev range, and lots of power from those front brake rotors. It'll take a bit of adjustment in my riding style but I think I'll be happy with this bike.
look for the "Air mod" and 43 tooth rear sprocket, worked for me.
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