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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« on: July 20, 2019, 08:35:41 pm »
It's  just gotta be a Kawasaki Rusty   :yes:     

The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« on: July 08, 2019, 04:55:54 pm »
After a ride out on the Versys yesterday I thought it might be interesting to photograph the two bikes together, ..... interesting the image and it should enlarge    :yes:         


The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:34:11 pm »
Love the ZRX.  Had 2 1200s, an 1100 and a 400.  That's a nice late ELR

It's actually a 2003 A3 -P, and has only covered 12300 miles   :yes:     

The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:08:40 am »
Good fortune has allowed me to own quite a few older/classic bikes over the past few years until health issues intervened  :cry: 

The need for another bike in my Rev Shed has never really left me.

So, recently I bought something to add to the superb 2019 Versys 1000 SE GT that I have in the shed


And this has now arrived  :wink: 


The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:42:43 am »
My Versys 1000 GT SE


The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: April 13, 2019, 11:43:48 am »
thanks for input chaps, I was drawn to the versys 1000 only thing was lack of litres in luggage
I thin though if I could live with the lack of space then the tracer 900 gt might be worth considering
but then I saw a z100sx for sale and quite fancy one of those now.

Luggage on the 1000SX is identical to the Versys and H2 variants  :yes: plus you cannot use top box and panniers together on the 1000SX it is one or the other... although Givi may have an option which could be worth checking   :smiley:     

As I think I said before the luggage space is better than it looks

The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: April 12, 2019, 05:03:51 pm »
Every forum that I have been a member of (and there have been many, in fact there is still about 6 in which I still very actively participate) has brand specific models as its main theme, obviously it is only correct that other brands and models are discussed, that is what forums are about and is to be welcomed.

This forum does however seem experience a high (ish) level of BMW support from some quarters including the Kawasaki GTR 1400 Global moderator, its a akin to a global moderator of the Yamaha FJR forum extolling the virtues of, shall we say, the Africa Twin, ....... it's bound to become tiresome to Kawasaki owners  eventually 

I have absolutely no objection to other brands being discussed on this forum, in fact I find it enlightening and enjoyable, however things seem to have become out of proportion.  :nono:   Surely it's time to calm down and behave in a more rational manner

I have noticed, as I'm sure others have that this forum has become very quiet at times, perhaps that is because the GTR is now no longer part of Kawasaki's model line up and is therefore no longer the 'flagship' of the range...............  I suspect that the forum may well become even quieter as time passes, which is a great shame

I no longer own a GTR 1400, for well documented reasons, but still have a massive affection for the old girl, so, I have now moved on to a different model within the Kawasaki line up, and I'm very happy that I have done so  :smiley:   

The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: April 08, 2019, 07:34:14 am »
Versys 1000 = 257Kg

The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: April 07, 2019, 07:19:28 pm »
Yep Versys 1000

absolutely correct,  it really is a no brainer,  but don't take my word for it, book yourself a test ride 

The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« on: January 21, 2019, 07:06:44 pm »
If I didn't know better I'd say you are slightly biased Dave     :mfr_lol:   

The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:28:03 pm »
I saw the new Versys 1000 at the NEC show, well as much as can be seen at that show.......however a visit to my local dealer this weekend gave me the opportunity to view the 'basic' model in great detail, and it is spectacular

I have ordered a top of the range SE Grand Tourer which will bd available in February /March 2019.... the specification is far too much to list....AMAZING  !  I cant wait   

The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:46:23 pm »
sad days!

The Versys1000 shouldn't be overlooked,  it meets all the touring requirements,  I have had 4 GTRs and loved every one of them, but the big Versys is outstanding. .....I have owned two..........and have just ordered my third which features aĺ the latest technology,  an amazing bike....

Oh and before anyone starts whinging about chain drive being high maintenance, it isn't,  it is easy to manage and neither messy or inconvenient. Modern chains are long lasting, quiet and very reliable   :yes:     

The Dark Side / Re: GTR to H2 SX
« on: June 26, 2018, 07:41:44 am »
A good friend of mine has bought an H2 SX SE Performance from Orrell.

As soon as I get my sweaty mits on it Iíll post up some pics ( although always had trouble posting images) as well as some comparisons.

Hopefully sometime in April  :smiley:

Well.... have you got it yet ? 

The Dark Side / Re: Farewell
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:56:48 pm »
WOW the KTM is a very different bike to the GTR1400, but I'm sure you will enjoy it very much

Don't become a stranger to this forum    :smiley:   

The Dark Side / Re: Auf Wiedersehen GTR
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:51:17 pm »
good luck and many happy miles with your new bike cloudwalker ,  enjoy and ride safe   :clap:   

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