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Old 11-16-2011, 05:35 PM   #166
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this bike is clearly targeted at the Ducati MS12... at a fraction of the cost.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:52 PM   #167
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The real question for us Yanks is, will they bring it to the States?

And if they do, when????
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #168
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I bet it will be here in 2 years. It better have real adjustable forks with that lump between its wheels. For some reason this beast appeals to me more than the Super 10.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:21 PM   #169
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I bet it will be here in 2 years. It better have real adjustable forks with that lump between its wheels. For some reason this beast appeals to me more than the Super 10.
Ya better be careful around here liking a bike without a spoked 19" front wheel.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:28 PM   #170
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Kawasaki Motors Australia spokesman Rudi Baker says they hope to launch the bike here next month [December 2011], but does not have pricing yet.

However, Kawasaki is one of the market leaders on price, so it is bound to undercut the others. As a guide, the Z1000 costs $16,490 and the Versys 650 is $10,990.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:45 AM   #171
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Hmm... with their speculation on the price, and comparing the AUD to the USD, I come up with a rough estimate between $12,000 and $12,500 USD...
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:53 AM   #172
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I guess just screw getting out of debt. Minimum monthly payments here we come!
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:51 PM   #173
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If I were in the market for a bike with chain, this Versys would be it. With some of the savings, for sure a new exhaust, Acra, Arrow, etc, would be installed ASAP.

After my experience with my C14, once you go shaft you won't go back...
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #174
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The more I look at it, the more I like it. Seat height at 845 mm. Wet weight at 239 kg. Might be just the ticket for me.

It's strange that the catalytic converter (I presume) looks so much like the muffler itself on the 650...
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:47 PM   #175
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If I were in the market for a bike with chain, this Versys would be it. With some of the savings, for sure a new exhaust, Acra, Arrow, etc, would be installed ASAP.

After my experience with my C14, once you go shaft you won't go back...
I went chain after having several shafties. It's not a biggie.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:36 AM   #176
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RE: Chains...

...that is what ScottOilers are for, having a chain is no big deal.
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:48 AM   #177
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...once you go shaft you won't go back...
Right, stop gayin it up in here Olie!
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:19 AM   #178
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Right, stop gayin it up in here Olie!
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:40 PM   #179
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...that is what ScottOilers are for, having a chain is no big deal.
+1. Oilers are the ducks guts.

Unless you are someone who gets all tissy when your pretty back wheel gets a bit of stuff on it.

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Old 11-19-2011, 08:50 PM   #180
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Right, stop gayin it up in here Olie!
speak for yourself...
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