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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by Rusty on July 20, 2019, 07:57:04 am »
Roger ... nice bikes and nice photos   :clap:
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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by O.C. 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 comparison.....click the image and it should enlarge    :yes:         


   
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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by O.C. 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:     
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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by PRD on July 02, 2019, 07:19:21 pm »
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: 


   
looks good to me.
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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by Burchy on July 02, 2019, 05:18:04 pm »
Love the ZRX.  Had 2 1200s, an 1100 and a 400.  That's a nice late ELR
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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by nightrider on July 02, 2019, 04:00:20 pm »
That’s one mint looking zxr ,bet that’s not done many miles very collectible ,
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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by Robbieben on July 02, 2019, 12:03:27 pm »
I have the good fortune to have options, I have the GTR for long distance touring with the wife but also have a Suzuki GSX S1000 for when I'm on my own, I did go to Europe on it last month and covered 2300 miles while away. Works well for one person.
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The Dark Side / Re: Second bike
« Last post by O.C. 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: 


   
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The Dark Side / Second bike
« Last post by ChrisB on July 01, 2019, 09:09:46 pm »
So I came to the point where I was thinking the GTR is a big heavy old lump and started to look at alternatives. Dismissed all Boxers after umpteen test rides but really fell for the S1000R, but not the price nor the dealers. Tried Triumph range, V4 Hondas of various types and eventually came close to a T120 when the local dealer offered me £4,900 px for my 30k, 2009 tidy GTR. Then I looked at my sons SV650 and thought that will do. Keep the GTR and find a nice SV for a price that allowed me to keep the GTR and have a second bike for less than the price to swap. So the wife is happy that we still have the touring capability of the GTR and I am happy with a 2004 SV650s to go off on my own when I feel the need, and it is something I can happily play with and maintain myself. Must admit I was tempted with the Versys and the SX but the financial outlay is just too much for a new toy.
So now I have sort of ventured to a darker side by buying a Suzuki but I did have one before I was converted to the amazing. yes amazing GTR which is better than anything else I have ever ridden (except perhaps the S1000R that the wife thinks is pig ugly).
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The Dark Side / Re: alternative bike
« Last post by zedmeister 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.

Negatives

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

Positives

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.
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