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    Too tall for a Versys 650?

    I'm thinking of changing my F800GSA for a Versys 650 Grand Tourer. I'm 6'5" tall, and 15 stone. Just wondering if I'll regret it and feel cramped when I've had it a while. Would appreciate advice from any tall Versys owners.

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    Have a look son:

    http://cycle-ergo.com/

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    Thats useful It amazes me how much useful info on this site (and crap unfortunately )

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    Thanks for the link. Would still be good to hear from anyone of similar height who has either got one, or had one.

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    You could always try the Versys 1000. Plenty of room & a stonking engine, if you like a 4.

    I wonder, what is you budget?

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    I traded "down" from a 1200GS to an 800GSA, as I wanted something lighter and cheaper. I don't need a bike that retails at £15k new.
    Smaller engine seems to also mean physically smaller bike, which is the last thing I need if I want to avoid feeling as if I'm riding a child's bicycle. The Versys 650 is relatively tall (840mm seat height) and gets brilliant reviews. I am tempted, but once the initial novelty of a new (to me) bike has worn off, will I be left wishing I'd gone bigger?

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    The VStrom 650 is a much more spacious middleweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkShelley View Post
    The VStrom 650 is a much more spacious middleweight.
    As Mark says, 650 shares the same frame as the 1000..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    As Mark says, 650 shares the same frame as the 1000..
    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...lo-V-Strom-650

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    Have you tried a Tracer 900? Whilst finish may not be the best, the price is right & the engine is a peach. If you don't fancy the 900, an old ex-racer mate of mine swears by his MT07, just for it's accessible perfomance in every day riding. Rumour has it an Adventure version is on it's way - see T7 in Bike mag this month.

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