Feature for Feature they are virtually identical. BMW has more ponies and warranty. Versys has more room, standard saddlebags (another $1K+ for the BMW), and it appears, better weather protection. Plus, no annoying buzzzzzzzzzzzz (widely known though for some no bother).
Is anyone going to cross shop these two? Thoughts?
A couple of weeks back I took the plunge and got back into riding after about 10 years without a bike, bought a 2017 690 Enduro R demo from my local dealer in Rutherford. Great bike, plenty of power, lots of fun to ride. I noticed some head shake of varying degrees at around 100 kph, the salesman suggested it may be coming from the tyres, the bike was a demo that had Dunlop 606's installed on front and rear. I decided that I could live with it until the tyres were due for a change out. I...
On Saturday last I was riding the mighty gen1 KLR with a couple other bikes on Hidden Valley Rd. east of Teakettle Junction in Death Valley when we bumped into a couple park workers. They were downloading from a small plastic box all data for the last three months. The device is left by rocks near the road side and records when a vehicle goes by with date and time. They told us they have them all over the park including the back country roads.
OG CYCLOPS Has a hot date with a camera crew, gettin a little makeover. All graphics being removed. We will share more later about who, what, when , where & why !! After the Air Date !! # OLDIRONMAKINNEW$$$
I have been wanting one of these bikes since the 821 model hit the streets. But I could not rationalize the high price tag to myself for a bike that appeared on the surface to be unpractical for mile munching and general rider comfort. So I continued to look at the SP every time I was in a Ducati store and would sit on it for long periods of time. Continued to read and watch the reviews but--Jeezus--that bike sure cost A LOT!!! Maybe next year.........
most likely as I somehow don't like 790 appearance and size.
Question is do I need to uncork 1090 like I had to with my 500 exc
or it's mostly race ready out of the box more or less?
I mean removing cat, SAS, O2 sensors delete etc.