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Old 07-31-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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Question 09 GS Versys: Fact or fiction?

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Just wait until the 09 GS Versys comes out and get one. Looks like it will be a done deal.
The above was posted in the Versys owners checkin thread. But as much as I've searched here or on the internet I've found nothing on a more adventure oriented Versys.

So, is an 09 "GS" Versy fact or fiction?
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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09' GS Versys

I have heard this before also but can't find anything about it. Being a Versys owner this motor would make a great GS platform. I would be a two Versys owner if it came to be. I belive a GS Versys would be a great subsitute for the BMW 800GS.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:27 AM   #3
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That would be a great addition to the Kawi line. It may step on the toes of the KLR sales a little. A more dirt ready versys would be very high on my list of new bikes. I would hope for a little extra fuel capacity and a 19" front wheel.

I got to demo a versys last week and it was just a joy to ride. Perfect seating position, good seat, great motor. It was just silky smooth too ride and handled effortlessly. Great bike overall and if I had to replace my SV for commuting/weekend trips it would be with a versys.

I home this rumor is true and some more info starts leaking out.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:34 AM   #4
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It really only needs a 19" front wheel kit with maybe some softer suspension components to go more dual sport.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:26 PM   #5
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Old 08-02-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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Tom works in R@D at Maxxis tire and he said that they had been contacted about making tires for the new ADV Versys. I see no reason for him to lie about it since I did not ask him about it he just up and spilled the beans. One thing about it ,we will know shortly. Me I like my Versys just the way it is. I go anywhere I want to go and have no problems. I do not understand why people think they need a 19 inch wheel and rougher tires to ride on USFS roads. Hell you can ride a Harley Road King on most of them.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:35 PM   #7
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there has been talk of an adv/DS version using that engine ever since it's inception. many thought the new klr would use that engine but the world just got an oil burning upgrade using the same motor & crappy parts. i hope kawi does it as the midsize parallel twin motor is perfect for adv work. they do that i bet that a certain amount of wee strom owners would jump ship. then again if kawi does that then suzuki might respond with a wee adv version & hopefully yami has the tenere in the us. of course honda will be stuck in the corner with their thumbs up their asses.
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