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Old 11-09-2011, 05:16 AM   #7576
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Versys 1000:

Kawasaki doesn't consider the Versys 650 a "dual purpose" bike. They list it with their sport models.

From the Kawa website:

"Q. What is an excellent bike for commuting on the superslab, weekend jaunts over canyon roads or just overall riding fun? A: The Kawasaki Versys®. Introduced to acclaim from both the motorcycling press and the public a few years ago, the Versys was named "Motorcycle of the Year" by Motorcyclist magazine and placed on numerous top 10 lists in enthusiast publications. This solidly built multi-purpose tool will have you searching for more reasons to ride and more roads to explore."
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:10 AM   #7577
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:14 AM   #7578
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Versys 1000:

Begs for a bash plate.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:21 AM   #7579
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Begs for a bash plate.
And a radiator guard, and spoke wheels, and a larger front wheel...
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:24 AM   #7580
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WOW!!! The Honda Cross Tour looks sweet!! Maybe I need to up grade when they come out. It looks worth looking into. I just put over-sized pistons in my wee strom, but now that I have the ST1300, when I get on the 650 it feels like a mini-bike. I have been very impressed with the way the wee-strom handles off road, I really want to test out the Honda Cross Tour now. I have always liked an wanted a GS, I just don't like the overall cost of the bike and parts.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:26 AM   #7581
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WOW!!! The Honda Cross Tour looks sweet!! Maybe I need to up grade when they come out. It looks worth looking into. I just put over-sized pistons in my wee strom, but now that I have the ST1300, when I get on the 650 it feels like a mini-bike. I have been very impressed with the way the wee-strom handles off road, I really want to test out the Honda Cross Tour now. I have always liked an wanted a GS, I just don't like the overall cost of the bike and parts.
Honda makes a good product. It should be interesting to see it when it comes out. Start saving your pennies now...
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:30 AM   #7582
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And a radiator guard, and spoke wheels, and a larger front wheel...
I don't mind cast wheels, but it does need to be larger up front.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:52 AM   #7583
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WOW!!! The Honda Cross Tour looks sweet!! Maybe I need to up grade when they come out. It looks worth looking into. I just put over-sized pistons in my wee strom, but now that I have the ST1300, when I get on the 650 it feels like a mini-bike. I have been very impressed with the way the wee-strom handles off road, I really want to test out the Honda Cross Tour now. I have always liked an wanted a GS, I just don't like the overall cost of the bike and parts.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:10 AM   #7584
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New 2012 650 V-Strom Adventure with ABS. Nice to see Suzuki building a complete bike, well it does need a skid plate. Still a good entry level bike for the beginner to intermediate Adventure Tour rider, hell it would work for some seasoned riders.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:15 AM   #7585
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New 2012 650 V-Strom Adventure with ABS. Nice to see Suzuki building a complete bike, well it does need a skid plate. Still a good entry level bike for the beginner to intermediate Adventure Tour rider, hell it would work for some seasoned riders.
It looks like the gas tank extends beyond the crash guard. If so, its not a good design...
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:31 AM   #7586
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It looks like the gas tank extends beyond the crash guard. If so, its not a good design...
Most likely just the angle of the picture.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:37 AM   #7587
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I gotta tell y'all. That Wee looks great. Couple of mod's and some needed guards and it is there. Looks to me like they were using Mud's big Vee as inspiration.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:29 AM   #7588
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:54 AM   #7589
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About 30,000 emotions these past few days.

I'm guessin you're referrin to Penn State

Yeah...The news hasn't been lookin too good for those guys....
Everyone has their own hotly debated preferences as far as colleges/schools go....but I wouldn't wish a scandal like that on any faculty.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:59 AM   #7590
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It looks like the gas tank extends beyond the crash guard. If so, its not a good design...
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Most likely just the angle of the picture.
The colored pieces of plastic are sacrifice panels coverin the tank underneath.(cheaper to replace) All the tanks are matte black paint no matter the shiny color of the bike. You can only see the top center strip of the tank...all the rest is hidden. (flat black is cheaper to paint too...right Tom)
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