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The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« on: April 23, 2019, 09:08:01 pm »
I changed from a GTR to an SX 4 years ago because i had a Knee issue and the GTR was 305kg and the SX 230kg. I was lucky enough to have corrective surgery and my Knee is now good as New hence my return to the GTR. i would have kept the SX no problem if i could have fitted a Top box as well as the panniers but as stated you can't have both together. Believe me the SX is an awesome bike and THB it will leave the GTR for Dead its a very quick and capable bike a true all rounder. It can scratch with the power rangers and tour with the bigger boys, i really liked the SX, having said that it's no GTR.


Seat is not the best quite Hard until bedded in, then only good for most 150 miles.
Maximum 45 MPG being careful
limited storage space and awkward pannier design ( exactly same panniers as Versys )
Chain Drive


Lots of power goes like a scalded cat
3 selectable power modes
Reasonable New purchase price
Holds good residual value
Adjustable screen
Looks Good
Mega Grin Factor

Depending on your tastes i would go for the SX against a Versys, having said that i am Biased because i have only ridden a Versys Once and it was not my style of Bike at the time however the new one looks the dogs danglies. The versys is a tall bike ( 840mm - 25mm taller than the SX ) and i did not feel as though i was balanced on it at a standstill more tip toe than flat foot, but Horses for Courses.

The Dark Side / Re: My new steed.
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:16:58 pm »
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:     

Yep got to agree i will be ordering a new Versys in the New year for March delivery sad to see the GTR go but i am ready for a change now. i will be PX the GTR nearer the time ( or sooner should a reasonable offer come my way ).

The Dark Side / Re: I have succumbed
« on: May 08, 2017, 08:48:02 pm »
Went for a test ride on a GSA today and sorry to say I've rejoined the dark side. Picking it up at the weekend.

And the Grey / Grey or Grey / Orange Textile suit will that come at the weekend too - will you have the Ally skips attached :mfr_lol:  :wink:

The Dark Side / Re: Not dark just a bit shady.
« on: January 04, 2017, 10:44:59 am »
So do i if i snort enough of it  :mfr_lol:

The Dark Side / Re: Not dark just a bit shady.
« on: January 03, 2017, 09:15:43 pm »
i had a burger van 650 back in 2005 as a work hack - sooooooooo comfy and acres of space under the seat. My son had a Gilera runner 180 -  2 stroke and put a 210 conversion on it, and believe me it went like the clappers great fun but drank fuel and 2 stroke oil.

Enjoy the scoot.

The Dark Side / Re: What defines the dark side?
« on: November 22, 2016, 12:09:22 pm »
Yep deffo missing summat  :mfr_lol:

The Dark Side / Re: What defines the dark side?
« on: November 20, 2016, 07:47:38 pm »
Anytime after 4pm these days  :mfr_lol:

The Dark Side / Re: My Dark Side Ride
« on: October 09, 2016, 09:00:06 pm »

I bet that's lovely on a nice B road  :biker3: :punk:

Yep i am very fortunate to live where i do some of the best roads in UK, when on song the sports bike guys are easy meat in the twisties, soooooooooooo flickable.

The Dark Side / Re: My Dark Side Ride
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:20:00 am »
Believe me OC when im riding it i am actually 18 again  :mfr_lol:  --   no brain - balls out riding - total to**er  --  wheelie king  -  ooooooooh its good to release the testosterone now and again.

The Dark Side / Re: My Dark Side Ride
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:26:44 pm »
My Dark side blast with the boys.

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