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    Kawasaki Versys 1000
    on: May 24, 2021, 02.24 am
    May 24, 2021, 02.24 am
    https://www.kawasaki.com/en-us/motorcycle/versys/adventure-touring/versys-1000-lt

    Went over to the new Power Lodge location here in SW Florida (Bonita Springs) yesterday.  This bike was beautiful and had a boat load of nice features.  Ergos seemed perfect for me at 6 02 with a 34" inseam.   It is pricey by just about any measure.  Funnily enough (and I know it's subjective) the seat seemed remarkably comfortable.  Not too much lighter than the VFR but felt like it was.  Fit and finish was exceptional.  Just a really nice bike.  Other than the price, I couldn't find much to complain about.  The 650 was also very nice but not like this machine.  Also, the 650 was much less expensive but fit and finish was not nearly as well executed. 

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    Re: Kawasaki Versys 1000
    Reply #1 on: May 24, 2021, 11.19 am
    May 24, 2021, 11.19 am
    Have you ridden it? It's a nice bike but way too buzzy for me. That thing put my hands to sleep after 20 minutes.
    Go test ride the Pan Am. 
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    Re: Kawasaki Versys 1000
    Reply #2 on: May 24, 2021, 01.54 pm
    May 24, 2021, 01.54 pm
    I did not test ride.  I wouldn't spend 20k on the bike.  I will take a look at the pan am.  Side note Dave...thought for.sure the wife would regret selling her bike.  She is getting a scooter for the neighborhood and Publix runs,
     but she's done otherwise. I'm not done, still have the VFR but looking.   

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    Re: Kawasaki Versys 1000
    Reply #3 on: May 24, 2021, 02.47 pm
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    My wife is done too, My Pan Am turned into a new TRD Pro Tacoma for my daughter.  :745:

    I'll be keeping my VFR forever, but picking up an XR650L for dirt riding.

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    Re: Kawasaki Versys 1000
    Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 10.42 pm
    May 24, 2021, 10.42 pm
    *Originally Posted by DaveinNC [+]
    My wife is done too, My Pan Am turned into a new TRD Pro Tacoma for my daughter.  :745:

    I'll be keeping my VFR forever, but picking up an XR650L for dirt riding.

    Congrats to her on the new truck!   Congratulations in advance on the XR! 

     



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