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    Thinking about versys 1000
    on: December 11, 2022, 03:11:11 pm
    December 11, 2022, 03:11:11 pm
    After my recent oil leaks i have been completely dissatisfied and disappointed about my bike , so i have took the decision to sell it in 2023 and move to another brand . So as i look at my choices there is versys 1000 with electronic suspension showa skyhook grand tourer , v strom 1050 de 2023 and yamaha tracer 9 gt + or take a bmw gsa 1250  . I want the bike for long travel and euro trips full luggage with pillion , Which i wasnt able to do 2 years now with my tiger 1200 xcx due to consistent oil leaks it left me without trust and most of the time was at dealer . What would you look and why? Thanks ! ( Ps kawa is around 20k euro , tracer 9 gt + i believe around 16-17 k , v strom 1050 de 16-17 k and the bmw gsa 27 k full extra )

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    Re: Thinking about versys 1000
    Reply #1 on: December 12, 2022, 12:58:35 pm
    December 12, 2022, 12:58:35 pm
    There is a Kwak here at work. In beautiful black/green paint. Really looks the part!
    They are reputedly reliable and exciting to ride, but I would mind a chain for long tours.
    This will leave you with the horribly overpriced GS.

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    Re: Thinking about versys 1000
    Reply #2 on: December 12, 2022, 04:09:09 pm
    December 12, 2022, 04:09:09 pm
    Last month the wife and I did a tour in Ecuador on a Vstrom 1000.  Really enjoyed it.  The bike did well.  Lacking in features but was a good bike overall.
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    Re: Thinking about versys 1000
    Reply #3 on: December 12, 2022, 06:08:24 pm
    December 12, 2022, 06:08:24 pm
    Thanks for the replies ! Indeed the v strom is lacking features but the 2023 model come with a lot improvements. I have to say i lean more towards the versys 1000 with the 4 cylinder engine and has the same features as a too adventure bike on the market minus the radar which i didnt like it anyway

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    Re: Thinking about versys 1000
    Reply #4 on: December 13, 2022, 01:41:23 am
    December 13, 2022, 01:41:23 am
    I bought a KTM super Adventure after my Tiger got trashed. Much lighter, almost as comfortable, and an absolute beast of an engine. I can actually get this one on the center stand.