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Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« on: November 14, 2020, 05:29:13 PM »
Have you spotted a Versys 1000?

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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 05:59:59 PM »
On an ST forum?  Just as well our mods are softies  ;-*

Yeah my mates got one.  I'll snap a photo next time I see him.
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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 06:06:32 PM »
On an ST forum?  Just as well our mods are softies  ;-*

Yeah my mates got one.  I'll snap a photo next time I see him.

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Isn't that why we have an other bikes subforum?  I've only ever seen one on the road once.  Seen a couple in shops though.  Very underrated bike.

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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 06:45:20 PM »
Sorry. I’d never noticed the ‘other bikes’ sub forum.  A thousand apologies. :chocolate-box-smiley-emoticon
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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2020, 08:26:44 AM »
Well it was a Versys with green trim, not sure if a 1000 or other variant.

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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2020, 09:05:19 AM »
Sorry. I’d never noticed the ‘other bikes’ sub forum.  A thousand apologies. :chocolate-box-smiley-emoticon
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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2020, 09:28:19 AM »
I have a mate that has one which I took for a ride recently. What a great bike. It's a 2017 model so doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the new SE, but it was beautiful to ride. I'd have to change the standard screen though. The ST is a hard act to follow regarding weather protection.
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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2020, 09:30:51 AM »
Sorry. I’d never noticed the ‘other bikes’ sub forum.  A thousand apologies. :chocolate-box-smiley-emoticon
:think1 Growly hung around in here that long, they felt sorry for him and set him up his own page ;-* :grin

They???  I had to set up my own page.   :angry-old-man-smiley-emoticon   :nahnah
 
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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2020, 02:18:15 PM »
Whats a Versys????
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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2020, 03:37:49 PM »
It's an extremely underrated bike.  Basically Kawasaki got a V-strøm and improved it.   :Stirpot

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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2020, 04:31:57 PM »
Perhaps a bit like soccer and Aussie Rules. First there was soccer and then it was improved and we have Aussie rules  :Stirpot
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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2020, 04:47:08 PM »
Whilst I disagree, I'll pay that one.   :rofl

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Re: Have You Spotted A Kawasaki Versys 1000? Where & When?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2020, 05:23:19 PM »
I actually suspect you are right Bodo, the Kwaka is very underrated, particularly when you consider what you get for the $. I went for the V-Strom because the motor is renown for reliability, 2 cylinders (compared to 4 in line) tend to have a bit more low down power and so a bit better for a bit of off road work and for me (and this is the real reason) it came at the right time and right price. If had been a Versys available etc I suspect I would have bought it. The other thing I know is - if the trip is to be 100% good sealed road, I'd take the ST every time.
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