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Old 10-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #61
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here here on the KLR twin!!!
just fix the suspension too.

i've been on a versys and that is a spunky little engine.
i really like the 800gs and 800xc but prefer living with what the Japanese bring to the table
+1

That was my feeling when I rode the Versys, it's a very nice engine that puts a smile on your face. It also lugs down pretty well with a very solid mid-range and nice rev out. I think a 270 crank and just a touch more flywheel weight would make it excellent off-road.

I'd also like to have some thing just a bit lighter and "less expensive" than the Euro pair. I don't mean KLR cheap, maybe around $8.5-9k with some decent suspension. It doesn't need to be state of the art motocross, just in this decade technology and fully adjustable.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #62
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On one of the "highways" I have around here, I came swinging round an open bend on the Kaboom 640 SM at about 120kph, 30kg of crap in the gearsack, to hit a pothole 3ft wide and over 8" deep caused by heavy rain the night before, no sign of it before then.
The suspension squated enough front and rear to scrape my toe on the tar while over at only 30deg lean.

I rekn Kwak are onto a winner.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:03 AM   #63
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Maybe it'll prompt Suzuki to come out with a TL-powered sporty-strom with sticky 17" rubber and superbike spec brakes and suspension... one can dream
No need to dream, Suzuki does make something really close. It's called a 1200 Bandit.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:18 PM   #64
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:27 PM   #65
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:40 PM   #66
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So Suzuki - what do you have?

The BKing engine would be a good start...
See Paul, Kawasaki read this blog!

They couldn't do the motor so they stuck some B-King style robot tank side thingy's on it for you.

They want your business.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:38 AM   #67
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:04 PM   #68
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Being launched at Milan next month, apparently.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:05 PM   #69
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Why, Kawi, Why????????????
They need to maximise revenue from the development of the Z1000 engine, and it's been a while since they had the KLV..
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:16 PM   #70
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My only real hope is that this lights a fire under Suzuki's ass. Give me a GSXR 1000 powered mad bastard on stilts with a 30 lt tank and i will love you long time.
A Bakker Grizzly for 11 grand. Oh yes.
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #71
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Since Honda has its head too far up its own ass and is not bringing the cbf1000 to US, I hope Kawasaki will do better with this "Versys 1000"

I still have to say, damn the CBF1000 has so many things going for it!



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Old 10-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #72
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That is the worst thing you ever posted.
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Old 10-19-2011, 04:37 PM   #73
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That is the worst thing you ever posted.


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Old 10-19-2011, 05:51 PM   #74
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Looks like Suzuki's DR.BIG updated and on a lot, a lot of steroids . Love it !!!

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Old 10-24-2011, 12:00 PM   #75
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I like it.

I don't like the vibrations of my 650R (same engine as Versys 650),
would love an upright bike, loved the ergos of the current Versys
but wouldn't buy one with the 2 cyl engine (maybe a V, I much prefer
the vibes of a V2..to the buzz of parallel).

This will be smooth, quiet and fast, with great ergos.
Looks like a perfect bike for me.
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