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Offline grumpyoldgit

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G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:49 PM »
Thanks for having me.
Picking up a 2010 Versys tomorrow, hope they're as good as everyone says they are  :001:

I'm downsizing from my TDM850 and wanted something smaller, similar but a little more fun in the slower twisties and it was either a BMW F650 or a Versys. Well... here I am  :152:

Offline Siberman

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 10:09 PM »
Hello mate, I reckon that youíll be pleased with the bike. I downsized from a Ducati Multistrada to a Mk3 650 and havenít missed the bigger bike much. Horses for courses and all that.
I'm sorry, really bad reception here, you said your name was Dr. who?

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 11:24 PM »
*Originally Posted by grumpyoldgit [+]
Thanks for having me.
Picking up a 2010 Versys tomorrow, hope they're as good as everyone says they are  :001:

I'm downsizing from my TDM850 and wanted something smaller, similar but a little more fun in the slower twisties and it was either a BMW F650 or a Versys. Well... here I am  :152:

Welcome! Here's to many fun miles on yer new (old) bike.

Offline runtothehills

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 11:52 PM »
I used to have a BMW F650 and you made the right choice. The eager twin  :celebrate: is far more fun than the sullen single  :whistle:.
Sometimes it takes a winding road to get your head straight.

Offline runtothehills

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 11:56 PM »
Although off road I would choose the F650, it was almost like a submarine for crossing a river....
Sometimes it takes a winding road to get your head straight.

Offline 100milesaway

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 08:16 AM »
Good morning Grumpy, and  :185: to the forum.

You can't go far wrong with the Versys, it's a proper do it all bike.  Lots of fun to be had on a bike with a bomb proof reliability record.

Lots of folk on here, that for many different reasons have been forced to choose smaller lighter bikes, me included.

Most of us never regret the change. After all we are still enjoying our motorcycling.

I hope that you glean lots of pleasure from your new bike.  Enjoy.

cheers :031:   Geoff  :002:
« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 08:17 AM by 100milesaway »
What would you rather be, or a wasp?

Offline grumpyoldgit

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 08:43 AM »
Thank you for the welcome gents, off to get it in an hour or two  :38: (full hazmat and 2m rule in effect of course)

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2020, 08:55 AM »
*Originally Posted by grumpyoldgit [+]
Thank you for the welcome gents, off to get it in an hour or two  :38: (full hazmat and 2m rule in effect of course)
Look forward to a full report later today then.   :008:
What would you rather be, or a wasp?

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Re: G'd Evening from sunny Wales
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 09:37 AM »
I grew up in the Mumbles and learnt to ride around the Gower.
Whilst you do have an ugly V it will be blinding around there.