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Old 04-08-2008, 06:55 PM   #586
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I just watched a youtube video of a guy in Europe ripping along with a group of other riders at 120mph on his Versys. He was running 8-9K rpms. That's impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VNJ1Znamg
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Old 04-08-2008, 07:45 PM   #587
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Like a drug dealer giving you a taste to get you hooked.
Let's just say I was a willing participant.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:17 PM   #588
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I just watched a youtube video of a guy in Europe ripping along with a group of other riders at 120mph on his Versys. He was running 8-9K rpms. That's impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VNJ1Znamg
He was bouncing between 210-211 at his fastest (hit the govenor I think). Which converts to 126mph. I can't wait to get to Germany! 2 more months!
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:28 PM   #589
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It sucks that you cannot test ride one. Have you checked to see if any motorcycle events are going to be in your area? The Honda Hoot in Tenn. is a great place to test ride bikes of all kinds.
That's an idea I hadn't thought of. I'll check. I haven't heard of any such events nearby, but that doesn't mean there aren't.
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You may want to call around. It used to be that this was the standard answer at any Japanese brand dealer, but they are coming around on that. Several dealers realized that it's a lot harder to sell without the test ride.
I've been to the close dealers, but no luck. My experience is that calling ahead doesn't work nearly as well as showing up in person, so my calling ahead is just to see if they have a bike in stock and on the floor.

I think I may have better luck with dealers in a more rural area. My nearest dealer knows I've bought an three kid's bikes (XR80, TTR125, CRF150) and my DRZ in the last four years, and still doesn't allow test rides.
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:11 AM   #590
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I just watched a youtube video of a guy in Europe ripping along with a group of other riders at 120mph on his Versys. He was running 8-9K rpms. That's impressive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1VNJ1Znamg
I have had mine on 122mph ,that is pretty much it.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:57 AM   #591
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I have had mine on 122mph ,that is pretty much it.
115 indicated for me tapped out, you must have bought the faster red one!
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:38 AM   #592
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It sucks that you cannot test ride one.
That does suck. I just wouldn't feel right having to buy one without getting to ride it first.

If I even stand to close to a bike at my local dealer, they're walking up to me with keys.

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Old 04-09-2008, 06:41 AM   #593
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You gotta be real tucked in or have a tail wind to get 122. thats what I had to do anyway. its got the gears but its on the tail side of the hp curve I think.
I test rode one last fall and I didn't make it out of the shop without signing some things. I swapped back and forth between an 08 klr and the versys on the test ride. I had plans of a klr in the next few years but those plans ended that day.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:49 AM   #594
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It helps to break them in wide open ,they get used to going fast.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:00 AM   #595
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Yet another versys owner checking in

I do not know what the head count is but you can add me to the list.

I am in Southern NM and can ride almost all year long. I bought mine last fall and enjoyed every minute of it. I made a taller windshield out of a goldwing windshield, extenda fenda, SW moto crash bars and some cheap frame sliders if I fall over, mirror extenders, cortech bags, a full tank of gas and some twisties in the Sacramentos, wohoo.

The rest of the world does not know what they are missing.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #596
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Hey Gillus! You got some of the best riding in the world in your back yard! Welcome to the cult from a fellow New Mexican!
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Old 04-10-2008, 07:52 AM   #597
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twisties r us within 10 miles

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Hey Gillus! You got some of the best riding in the world in your back yard! Welcome to the cult from a fellow New Mexican!
Thanks for the reply hunting 1. I do have an ATV trail out of my backyard. This is one of the best places around for touring, adv riding and dual sport stuff. I have all three of those covered, tried the trials stuff but my back wouldn't take it. I'm old enough to not start the rough trail stuff so I break out the ATV.

The Sacremento's are full of twisties from Cloudcroft to Sunspot to Timberon and hiway 130 from Mayhill to the Sunpot road and the lower LaLuz Canyon road and........ Come on down sometime. There is the West Side Road but it is a bit rough so break out the DR. How about lunch at La Cochina in T or C, 330 mile round trip for lunch on the GL1800 a nice ride along the Rio Grande.

So many places to ride, only so many days in a week to ride, damm the life chores.

Ride to eat, eat to ride.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:18 AM   #598
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Hard to find a grade or peice of dirt that is not fenced, locked and posted anywhere in SW Fl. Enjoy what ya got!
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:33 PM   #599
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The Sacremento's are full of twisties from Cloudcroft to Sunspot to Timberon Ride to eat, eat to ride.
Cloudcroft to Sunspot is very nice, but I prefer the Emory Pass road. A little more challenging... Might be a long day's ride from Alamogordo, but having lunch in the Hillsboro General Store makes it really worth it (assuming they haven't sold/closed it by now).




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Old 04-11-2008, 05:40 AM   #600
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If we listed all the great rides we have here in NM and in Texas we would be here all day! Other than this is the windy season, NM is hard to beet for being motorcycle friendlY! My best to date is the route along the south of Big Bend Texas! It was made for the Versys!
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