Hoghead wrote: If only 20 lbs then no big deal as both are heavy for off road.
I have a road bike and want something dual purpose but capable on dirt roads. No real enduro work but I want something big and comfortable enough get to Laos and Cambodia and then capable of handling crappy roads once I get there.
Don't know if I could muscle either into a small boat for river crossings
Purchase price and locally available cheap parts is an important factor to me. This pretty well makes Kawi the bike of choice
No.2wheels wrote: "I want a dual sport bike but not sure how dirt oriented this is and seems a bit heavy
Give me a KLR"
Unfortunately, after communications from Kawasaki Thailand, I don't think we'll ever get to see the KLR here.
I wonder how complex and expensive it would be to buy one in Malaysia and bring it in, then make it legal here.
Would it be worth the effort and cost?
Yeah you are right... the rougher the terrain, the worse the Versys, the better the KLR. Bottom line Versys suitable for very light dirt road duty only, judging from the above thread.Hoghead wrote: Not so sure it "can go on crappy roads and dirt roads no problem"
See my concerns that I perceive as problems on dirt roads.
I think the key word here is road, and if that is a crappy potholed tarmac road, it would be OK but a crappy dirt road with 17" street tires and alloy wheels no way.
The problem posed by the exposed rad and underslung exhaust remains an issue.
nikster wrote: I was told the Versys will come end of the year for a price around 300k baht. Will be built in Thailand and shares the frame with ER-6n and Ninja 650.
I am very much looking forward to that, should make a great little touring bike.
This rear wheel?2wheels wrote: Wow, and look at that rear wheel (lack of) tread!!
Tony, for what it's worth, I asked Tidavan at Kawa why an EFI from the Kawa range
couldn't be fitted to the KLR; no reply.
Lookin' good! That's a tough looking Versys you've got there!tragerbon wrote: I was searching for new parts and found this site, very cool site. Tony, is that a custom dual exhaust set-up or do you have any other info on it, I have a 08 Versys with a little work done to it and am looking for ideas for the exhaust system. This is my ride (not complete yet).
Yes! What a difference! I have to say I am not a huge fan of the old design. The new one though rocks! Looks awesome.KZ wrote: ... and the new plastic looks way better than before.
Really. That's certainly a bizarre turn of events - Tidavan was previously very sure to deny it, others more than happy to promise 100%, now they've both made U-turns. It sounds a bit like Kawa Thailand is tightening corporate communications. No leaks! Whatever, we'll see when and if.2wheels wrote: Went to Chiang Mai Kawasaki yesterday and was told the Versys is not coming!
Kawasaki marketing (Khun Tidavan) wrote saying 'check the website'.
So, who knows?