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    Time for a new bike.

    After the insane work hours that I put in over the last six months I am ready to buy a new motorcycle. I have gone back and forth a million times on which bike I will choose and it has come down to either the Yamaha R3 or the all new Kawasaki Versys 300. I like them both and my primary use will be longish day trips so I think they would both serve my intended purpose. What say you?



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    The Kawasaki looks to have a better seating angle but I'm not familiar with either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    The Kawasaki looks to have a better seating angle but I'm not familiar with either.

    Nobody is familiar with the Kawasaki. It has not even been made available for the magazine writers yet


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    I'm liking it..

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    My vote says get something heavier. I like 10 plus hour days and every time I do it on a light bike I get tired. I'm not saying a Harley but maybe the larger verseys or a v strom. Either way you said either or so I say the Kawi
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanillagorilla1 View Post
    My vote says get something heavier. I like 10 plus hour days and every time I do it on a light bike I get tired. I'm not saying a Harley but maybe the larger verseys or a v strom. Either way you said either or so I say the Kawi
    The Kawi does look nice but I would have to agree with VG on a vote for something larger if you're going to be taking all day long trips. You'll appreciate the heavier weight and more power.

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    "The powerplant of the Versys-X 300 is derived from the Ninja 300 and produces 39 hp and 19 ft.-lbs. of torque — respectable peak numbers that are comparable to bikes in the 400-650cc range. A wet weight of 386 lbs means the Versys-X 300 is no lightweight enduro but keep in mind, this is a fully-equipped adventure touring bike with windscreen, big tank, rear rack, etc. And with fuel economy around 70 mpg, the big 4.5-gallon (17-liter) fuel tank should give an impressive range of 300 miles between fill ups."

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    If I were mulling it over for the same reasons I would look into the Versys 650 or V-650, nothing smaller.
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