Having said that, the DL650 is a larger platform and more prone to being loaded up with accessories, and a passenger, and ridden off (into the sunset).
I had the first F800GS and a Versys on hand last fall and objectively and subjectively, the F800GS wins.
This bike is at the top of my list of which bike to buy.
So for 2007 Kawasaki undertook a total makeover of the Z1000, addressed what few shortfalls existed and created a standout motorcycle in resultat concours cdg 35 virtually every aspect.Back and forth movement is limited however as the rear section is stepped up; the differential is quite noticeable.Even though the Versys is a relative lightweight, it was obviously intended for and lends itself to adventure touring, which typically means increased loads, one or two.Dealing strictly with the Versys for off-road use and using a scale of one to ten, the stock Dunlops would get a two or possibly a three, whereas the MT60s would rate a seven or possibly an eight.Moto Guzzi, suzuki, triumph, ural, yamaha, copyright by.s.The suspension, while good overall, especially the front, has limitations for very rough terrain.Avg MPG, zX-10R 2005 Kawasaki ZX-10R, added Jul 2012 8 Fuel-ups, property.Longer testing will allow us to see if running any particular octane or brand brings about significant differences.The KLR gets a complete makeover for 2008 and the 2008 Concours is all new, now based on the ZX-14 platform.It pulls like a large single or V-twin right off the throttle and this feeling never quits until the rev limiter kicks in, somewhere around 10,500 rpm.Taking into account its dual purpose orientation, we have found that the stock settings are adequate for riding on a wide variety of surfaces, paved or gravel and dirt roads with potholes and washboards.Although we have used 89 and 91 octane gas, the Versys seems to thrive on our usual fill of Sunoco.The module provides both analog and digital displays.
Its tire and wheels sizes will work against you as well.
Title, signature, optional e-mail, enter your e-mail to join the forum and get notification of answers and new messages.Having spent many hours aboard singles, twins, triples, fours, and six cylinder motorcycles, we can honestly say that this twin is one of the strongest 650cc motors we have ever ridden.Once scrubbed in, they are superb road tires with tenacious grip, wet or dry.From J (9/09 I must say that I really enjoy your reviews and articles.The manual clutch also has a cable adjustment point at the lever.The interest in the versys at the BMW Rally we attended this weekend was far beyond our expectations (one reason for taking one of them to it).On a related note, common accessories are available for the Versys and the list should get pretty long over the next few months.The lock access is very discreet and unless one knows that Kawasaki uses this position for many of their models, it can take a couple of minutes to find.While some feel the bars are a bit wide, they are well matched to the rest of the motorcycle, providing good control, leverage and consistent feedback from the suspension.By the same token, if current sales and interest levels are any indication, the Versys is already well on its way to making an impression on the motorcycling world, in its first iteration.Claimed dry weight is 399 lbs (181kg) and we have no reason to doubt that.
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We had already mentally made room in the garage for one more motorcycle this year, so the second Versys has now joined its Candy Burnt Orange mate.