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Old 11-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #136
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Might have popped for a V-twin KLR. The check-book stays tucked away on this one.
The bike is not even coming to the states to buy anyway.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:11 PM   #137
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The bike is not even coming to the states to buy anyway.
It's already listed on the Kawi Canada site as a 2012 model.

The Versys 650 came to Canada a year before it was introduced to the US market. They like to do that here to measure the response to the bike before deciding on importing it to the US.
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:24 PM   #138
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It's already listed on the Kawi Canada site as a 2012 model.

The Versys 650 came to Canada a year before it was introduced to the US market. They like to do that here to measure the response to the bike before deciding on importing it to the US.
Either way he can put his checkbook away. We must defer to our Canadian brethren for all ride reports in the near future.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:23 PM   #139
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me thinks it's a Vee killer, but would pony up the extra cash for a mts if I was looking for a long legged street bike.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:56 PM   #140
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I absolutely love it !!! I must me the only one that thinks that it actually looks different and very nice. There is only one thing... the word ADVENTURE has been the most abused word when it comes to motorcycling lately . Huh... some leather chaps, skull do-rag wearing Harley geezers calling themselves adventure riders now. Where I'm leaning with this is that I like new Versys1000 , but this thread belongs to "Road warriors" not the "Beasts" . It is the touring bike just like new Honda Crosstourer , but a really nice touring bike though...love the exhaust note of that inline four too !!!
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:15 AM   #141
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but this thread belongs to "Road warriors" not the "Beasts" . It is the touring bike just like new Honda Crosstourer , but a really nice touring bike though...love the exhaust note of that inline four too !!!
You don't know that yet, You may be surprised.

If all we get are pics and vids of trips along a highway, fair enough, but if you see it doing the same thing a the Stroms, well it's a beast, even if they sleep a lot.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:39 PM   #142
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You don't know that yet, You may be surprised.

If all we get are pics and vids of trips along a highway, fair enough, but if you see it doing the same thing a the Stroms, well it's a beast, even if they sleep a lot.
Errr...I could argue, but... and
What do you think about that exposed pizza box size radiator and cast wheels with skimpy spokes, that lower triple tree doesn't scream take this heavy weight off road either .It doesn't have hand guards either not even a flimsy ones.Center stand- nah who needs one, rear sub frame off road loaded with bags and gear. it might hold , it might not.Touring bike to me . Like i said I love the bike , but it's not adventure bike. Super tenere now thats a real adventure bike.

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:30 AM   #143
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Errr...I could argue, but... and
What do you think about that exposed pizza box size radiator and cast wheels with skimpy spokes, that lower triple tree doesn't scream take this heavy weight off road either .It doesn't have hand guards either not even a flimsy ones.Center stand- nah who needs one, rear sub frame off road loaded with bags and gear. it might hold , it might not.Touring bike to me . Like i said I love the bike , but it's not adventure bike.

Super tenere now thats a real adventure bike.
OK Now the S10 is probably going to eat in the rough, but I was talking about it's inclusion in beasts. The same place Stroms and Tigers live with "exposed pizza box size radiators" and/or "cast wheels with [not so] skimpy spokes" and slightly whimpy "lower triple tree".

I seem to see assumptions about the S10's relegating it to "road only tourer" as well, unless you are talking about the older 240Kg 750 S10.

So I don't know where on the Dirt -> Street continuum you want to draw the line.

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:51 AM   #144
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It belong in beasts on looks alone if you ask me.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:51 AM   #145
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:18 AM   #146
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Why, Kawi, Why????????????
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crotch rocket engine in a dual sport bike!!

why not a parallel-2 1000cc
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:33 AM   #147
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+1
crotch rocket engine in a dual sport bike!!

why not a parallel-2 1000cc
That was my first thought. I couldn't BELIEVE it the first time I heard it was the 4 cylinder from the Ninja 1000!

The looks are starting to grow on me, but this bike is first and foremost a streetbike, to which anyone who has had a 500 + pound bike on any dirt surface with less than great traction will attest.

You get into anything loose (sand, mud, wet) with any bike that heavy and forget keeping it on two wheels and keeping your limbs intact.

So for a streetbike, the 1,000 cc Ninja engine should ROCK. I would be happier though if they ditched all the high-tech electronics.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #148
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+1
crotch rocket engine in a dual sport bike!!

why not a parallel-2 1000cc
One of the most annoying things about my 650 are the vibrations, I can't
even imagine how much almost twice as big engine would vibrate.
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:25 PM   #149
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why not a parallel-2 1000cc
Kawi people may have read these forums about the vibration issues on some SuperT 1200...
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:38 PM   #150
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Kawi people may have read these forums about the vibration issues on about 1-2% of SuperT 1200...
Fixed it for ya.
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