Versys-X 300 Picture Thread ...

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by GsVs, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. PaD

    PaD Serial beginner

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    I like that picture of the bike in the woods.
  2. 9BADVRadio

    9BADVRadio I don't want a pickle

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  3. PaD

    PaD Serial beginner

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    50 mile ride this beautiful evening. Actually very few of these miles were in a countryside as in the pictures but you can still enjoy it. I did some highway riding and also explored some of the western suburbs of Stockholm.
    Pictures taken at 7.30 pm.
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  4. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Enthusiastic curmudgeon

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    Stablemates. I think they compliment each other.

    The Versys is of course, the exceedingly rare and prestigious double-grey model (my friend has an equally rare green and black model Versys)... :lol3
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  5. krisnahari

    krisnahari Adventurer

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    Northern coast of Flores, Indonesia. Metzeler Sahara 140 rear makes this little bike more fun! [​IMG]

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  6. krisnahari

    krisnahari Adventurer

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    Plastic panniers sucks: oddly shaped, poor volume, poor key housing. They're light though. Happy to switch them with aluminum panniers. [​IMG]

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  7. PaD

    PaD Serial beginner

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    But your bike's colour is really nice:-)
  8. krisnahari

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    Ha thanks, almost get same as yours but figured last Kawasaki I owned was also green.

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  9. Bullwinkle

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    JP
  10. 9BADVRadio

    9BADVRadio I don't want a pickle

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  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Enthusiastic curmudgeon

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    It's an old Marsee 19L expandable, originally picked up for my 2005 R12GS. It takes a large tank to accommodate it, and the Versys is just large enough. I really like the size and quality, but this was before Marsee sold the company. I don't know if it's still available, or what it would be like if it is.

    Wish I could be more helpful.

    JP
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  12. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Nelson Rigg CL1050 fits well and is affordable.
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  13. 9BADVRadio

    9BADVRadio I don't want a pickle

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    Friday after work I had a chance to put a few more miles on my TCK-80s as well as explore a few new roads. Over The Top.jpg TKC-80s on the trail.jpg Go West Versys.jpg At roads end.jpg
  14. GsVs

    GsVs Goin' Somewhere

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    Great set of photos - thanks for sharing
  15. PaD

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    Late afternoon/evening ride today. Short ride, about 35 miles.
    Rode to a MC dealer about 10 miles south of Stockholm to look for a tank bag. Found a 6.5 litre bag from Held. A little smaller than I had in mind but think it can be ok for wallet, phone, camera and maps. It's a magnet bag.
    Then took a ferry nearby to the island where I rode with a friend a couple of weeks ago.
    Pictures shot a 8.30 pm. I like summer in Sweden :-)
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  16. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Enthusiastic curmudgeon

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    Roger that. I like summer as well.

    Regarding horsepower; one has a little more than the other, but it doesn't rev as high...
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    Looking the other direction, we have flax on the left, canola on the right, and far in the distance, a potash mine.
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  17. PaD

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    That's cheating. That (t)railer has a least 4 engines:D
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  18. PaD

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    Another little early evening ride.
    Hit some gravel roads. Took it really easy, I'm so new to that. Also found a nice shortcut, a nice forrest road that was a little bit rougher than the pic but not much. Some holes and puddles that were easy to zigzag through. Should have taken more pics.
    I like this bike, it' so easy to ride slowly. No jerky throttle. I've been off road guys :D
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    My iPad Mini fit nicely in the map pocket on the tank bag. To my big surprise touchcontrol works fine through the clear plastic. No gloves of course:-)
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  19. PaD

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    A few pictures from my trip today. Rode to a small city called Gnesta to have a look at a photo exhibition.
    Stocholm -Gnesta is 130km roundtrip shortest route but I managed to make it 170km. Who wants to take the shortest route? :-)
    There is 1 pic showing my latest accessory so I hope this post will conform to this threads rules :D
    I have titled my first picture " A vroom with a view"
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    Here are some pics from the exhibition that obviously was held outdoors.
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    Here is my bike and the tailbag I bought this week. It's an 18 litre SW-Motech. I arrived just before the closing of the exhibition but got 15 minutes to check it out and chat a little with some of the photographers before they started to take down everything.
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  20. 9BADVRadio

    9BADVRadio I don't want a pickle

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    Looks like an enjoyable ride. I’m sure hoping to get in a few all day trips soon.