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Offline Windyhill

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Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« on: May 02, 2020, 04:51 AM »
Hi all, and thank you for the addition to the group.

I have just purchased a 2017 Versys Lams edition to obtain my licence with.  So now I start the long process of obtaining a licence.
The bike seems great and with me being 6'7 finding a learners bike that was big enough was a bit of a struggle but once I sat on the Versys I knew this would do me well. 

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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 06:37 AM »
Hi Windy, a warm welcome from South West England. Only 6am here at the moment, I'm sure the others will be along soon. Good luck with the training.

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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 07:21 AM »
Good morning Windy.

Another early riser here from the English Yorkshire Dales.

Welcome to the forum, and I hope that you enjoy your new bike.

There is lots to like about the Versys, they are not just a learners bike. They have lots of ability, are are capable of performing all aspects of biking.

There is also lots lots of help and info on here if and when needed.

Cheers  :031:   Geoff  :002:
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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2020, 09:40 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome Gents, hopefully the weather is warming up over in the UK and riding bikes becomes back on the agenda again.

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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2020, 11:12 AM »
What does he mean by 'learner's bike'?

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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2020, 12:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by 78 Bravo [+]
What does he mean by 'learner's bike'?
78B

A bit like our A2 restricted Hp bikes if you are under 24
The power output is 46.6bhp (35kw) or less
Has a power to weight ratio of no more than 268.2bhp per tonne (0.2kw/kg)
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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2020, 02:10 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

We now have 2 from Tasmania on the forum. Soon be able to offer a SHVM (Southern Hemisphere Versys Meeting!!). :37: :37:

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Offline Windyhill

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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2020, 12:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
78B

A bit like our A2 restricted Hp bikes if you are under 24
The power output is 46.6bhp (35kw) or less
Has a power to weight ratio of no more than 268.2bhp per tonne (0.2kw/kg)

Our system in Australia sounds similar Towerman. For us age of the leaner rider is irreverent. The bikes must have a power to weight ratio of 150 kilowatts or less and an engine capacity not exceeding 660cc. Lucky for us Aussies The Versys came in as a Lams (Leaner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) bike.     

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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2020, 12:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Windyhill [+]
Our system in Australia sounds similar Towerman. For us age of the leaner rider is irreverent. The bikes must have a power to weight ratio of 150 kilowatts or less and an engine capacity not exceeding 660cc. Lucky for us Aussies The Versys came in as a Lams (Leaner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) bike.   

Sorry Gents I should have added that in Australia the 650 versys is sold in 2 configurations, 650L (LAMS) and a non restricted 650.

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Re: Greetings from Tasmania Australia
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2020, 12:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by Oldplodder [+]
Hi and welcome to the forum.

We now have 2 from Tasmania on the forum. Soon be able to offer a SHVM (Southern Hemisphere Versys Meeting!!). :37: :37:

Dave T

Haha... that's awesome, we'll we do have some great riding in our state.