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2019 Versys 1000 ..
« on: November 06, 2018, 03:10:21 pm »

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2018, 03:43:27 pm »
Big changes. I'm seeing factory cruise on the Canadian LT version

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2018, 04:42:25 pm »
Cruise Control on US version too.

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 05:23:48 pm »

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 05:27:17 pm »
Whoa....   that is a little higher than I would expect....


here it comes... check your wallets ...

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 12:43:29 am »
Great bike - I owned a 2015 and loved it. Glad to see Kawi made some investments in updating it. The sales of adventure type bikes make that an easier business case than our C14's. 

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 11:58:21 am »
I know we cant have everything, but I wish it had a shaft drive.
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 01:41:32 pm »
Fall of '15 had the itch/cash to get a new bike, did my research and decided on the 1000 as an all-arounder.  Didn't know I'd be walking out with Connie instead, but she was a leftover and I couldn't pass her (or the price) up.  Sometimes wonder how my riding life would be different had I gotten the 1000.

Good possibility I wouldn't have COG in my life. :'(

Although I would love to...I couldn't touch ($$$$$) the SE LT+ now.
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 04:14:03 pm »
I think they missed the mark with the price point.   Is this Kawaski's answer to the Africa Twin, Super Tenere, Vstrom 1000? 

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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 04:15:46 pm »
I think they missed the mark with the price point.   Is this Kawaski's answer to the Africa Twin, Super Tenere, Vstrom 1000?

Exactly what I was thinking.
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 06:59:18 pm »
If they add this tech to the Ninja 1000 guess who'll be heading to the Kawi dealer in four years when his daughter finishes college?!? :motonoises: :great: ;)
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2018, 09:30:11 pm »
Terry? Is your daughter married yet?  Just asking 'cause, if she's not, you may have some more (ahem) expenses ahead. ::)
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2018, 09:37:18 pm »
Here is a link to a review.
https://www.cycleworld.com/2019-kawasaki-versys-1000-se-lt-first-look#page-2

I have only ever owned one motorcycle at a time. For you guys that ride multiple motorcycles, how do you adapt to vastly different motorcycles. I’m so in tune with the C-14 that it’s second nature if not part of my DNA.   So if I get this modern marvel Versys as a second bike, how hard is it to adapt to clutchless shifting and different braking and handling. I’m thinking about an oh-s$it moment and you need to react fast.
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Re: 2019 Versys 1000 ..
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2018, 03:59:22 pm »
I've owned 3 at a time, sport touring, adventure, and dual sport. It doesn't take any time to switch. I'm doing different kinds of riding on these different type of bikes. I rode my adventure more on the road for day trips than my sport touring because it is lighter and easier to ride. I think you would find the same thing with the Versy.