TDM 900 or Versys 650?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Bikeaddict, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Bikeaddict

    Bikeaddict Bikeless Due To Recession

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    I am torn! Lets hear it! What I am after: commute and occasional ride, sporty attitude
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  2. Twin350p

    Twin350p Adventurer

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    Hello,
    i would clearly go for TDM. i've had one and it's was the best "everyday" bike there is.
    Very reliable, confortable, good for touring, and just the right size for city traffic.
    i've never had a versys, but just try to ride them and feel which is more confortable to you.

    regards.
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  3. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

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    Since they are both equally ugly, I'd go for the TDM....but I like ugly , weird, and rare. Versys are everywhere.
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  4. cccbarkbuster

    cccbarkbuster Been here awhile

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    Tdm is a cool bike but out of production for a long time so parts will be hard to find if needed so for practical reasons the versys would be logical and its a cool bike too!
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  5. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    The OP is in Europe, where the TDM 900 is still available.

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    They stopped importing to the US sometime in the carbureted TDM 850 years, but they've been making them all along....
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  6. bogey78

    bogey78 Been here awhile

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    That is a great looking bike. Since OP is in Europe, TDM would be the right choice. I like the versys also but they've always been kind of ugly to me.
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  7. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I owned the 650R (almost same engine as V), and I'd get the TDM.

    Got a friend who owns one.
    It feels lighter, will return about the same MPG figures and is faster.

    Different type of vibrations because of the firing order, and less of them too.

    Can't comment on much else, both bikes should be bullet proof.

    TDM should have better brakes and suspension too.
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  8. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    TDM isn't sporty and costs £2000-3000 more than a Versys.

    Tbh if you have TDM money I'd suggest a Tiger 800 instead.
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  9. ferrix

    ferrix Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't - TDM has the double advantage of Yamaha quality (still better than Triumph IMO) and long production run. Great bikes those TDM and they are even ageing well - among the current crop of road bikes with faux-adventure styling, they are not even that ugly any more...
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  10. DFH

    DFH 270 deg crank

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    I'm confused. In your tag line I can see that you have owned both bikes already. If that is indeed the case then you should be able to tell us which is better.....:huh
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