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Title: 2007 bikes
Post by: Night Vision on August 01, 2006, 09:11:07 PM
looks like the manufactures may finally be getting serious about offering something other than cruisers, rockets, and chubby sport tourers....

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/kawasaki/kawasaki_versys.htm

based on the same motor as the Ninja 650r?  looks like it would do better on the power lines than my vision too!  ::)  course I wouldn't mind a Buell Hercules either....

I'd hit that
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: crackerkorean on August 01, 2006, 10:57:44 PM
THat kind of reminds me of the Buell Ulyses
http://buell.com/en_us/bikes/ulysses/xb12x/features.asp
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: haunter on August 01, 2006, 11:07:07 PM
I take it you don't like the FZ yam's?  or SV650's?
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: Night Vision on August 01, 2006, 11:38:00 PM
I think the FZ's are ok... haven't been up close and personal with the SV's.. I'd just like to see something (afforable) in between a motard and say the FZ.


Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: glennw on August 02, 2006, 10:29:50 AM
It's Europe only .. for now

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/26july06_kawasaki2007versys.htm

Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: zore on August 02, 2006, 12:33:47 PM
I have a strong dislike for I4's, especially 600's.  They can't rip the skin off of pudding below 8000 rpm and that's simply doesn't work with my style of riding.  The sv is always a good choice.  It has power where you use it
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: NewVisionGuy on August 02, 2006, 01:36:31 PM
I was thinking about  getting an SV650S  before  the guy offered me the "V"   I'm not fond of the looks  but they seem to run good.  They're worth $6500.
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: Night Vision on August 02, 2006, 01:43:26 PM
I have a strong dislike for I4's, especially 600's.  They can't rip the skin off of pudding below 8000 rpm and that's simply doesn't work with my style of riding.  The sv is always a good choice.  It has power where you use it

that saki is supposed to be a torque tuned twin. I've seen the 650R and it's skinny
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: Paul_Jungnitsch on August 02, 2006, 04:47:37 PM
The 650 V-strom been a nice little earner for Suzuki, not surprising Kawa wants to get in on it. This type of design is like a mountain bike, surprisingly useful everywhere.
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: comatt on August 02, 2006, 07:58:35 PM
I love all of them.  I'm not much of a sport bike guy, but I love the V.  I love the way it sits and I think the Vstrom is similar.  I have to say though that the Buell and Kaw both look great.  I hope the Kaw comes to the US.  I could see me buying one of those in a couple of years!
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: YellowJacket! on August 02, 2006, 09:33:34 PM
The 650 V-strom been a nice little earner for Suzuki, not surprising Kawa wants to get in on it. This type of design is like a mountain bike, surprisingly useful everywhere.
My friend that went riding with me and lucky the other day has a Vstrom 1000.  Its a monster of a bike but I love it.
At a whopping 5'7" I can barely touch my toes on the ground. :(

Great looking bike though.

David
Title: Re: 2007 bikes
Post by: Paul_Jungnitsch on August 03, 2006, 01:27:34 PM
My friend that went riding with me and lucky the other day has a Vstrom 1000.  Its a monster of a bike but I love it.
At a whopping 5'7" I can barely touch my toes on the ground. :(

Great looking bike though.

David

That's the number one complaint that I've heard about the Strom. The 650 is about an inch shorter and carries it's weight lower, but still, they are tall bikes, dirt bike height with street bike weight. I'm 5'10 and will be fitting lowering dogbones and dropping the front forks. Some lower the seat as well.