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Looking at selling my 2011 Versys in the spring. Wanted something that would be a better long distance cruiser, not get the buffeting on the freeways and still be nimble and agile enough to ride to work as a commuter. The problem with the Versys is that it's a bit too light and the height causes a lot of buffeting.

The dealer mentioned a Ninja 1000. At first I laughed. Now as I read up more, it's the bike that I am looking at. Want a test ride first but I think it'll be the right bike for what I want.

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Hey Noz welcome to the forum... if you have any questions as you get closer to purchase let us know.
 

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Welcome Keystone State

Are you from the side of PA that says "pop" or the side that says "soda?"

There was a local kids tv show in Pittsburgh (WTAE 4) back in the black/white days where a puppet character had the name Nosmo King. The creator said they happened upon the name after seeing the No Smoking sign in the studio.
 

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Your dealer is leading you right, Noz. The fairings, lower height, and extra 50 pounds of the N1k should help with the freeway buffeting, and I've found it to be nearly as agile as my old R6.

The other thing is that buying a bike this time of year, you should be able to get a smokin' deal on an N1k. See if your dealer has any leftovers on the floor, they're usually willing to give you a hookup for a prior model bike.
 

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Welcome Keystone State

Are you from the side of PA that says "pop" or the side that says "soda?"

There was a local kids tv show in Pittsburgh (WTAE 4) back in the black/white days where a puppet character had the name Nosmo King. The creator said they happened upon the name after seeing the No Smoking sign in the studio.
I'm from the "pop" (Pittsburgh) side although I've lived in the soda side as well.
 

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I'm from the "pop" (Pittsburgh) side although I've lived in the soda side as well.
Yeah the show was called. "Paul Shannon's Adventure Time". Don't remember all of it but one of the characters was Nosmo King. I didn't know it meant Nosmoking until about 30 years later. I always thought it was a cool name.
 

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Your dealer is leading you right, Noz. The fairings, lower height, and extra 50 pounds of the N1k should help with the freeway buffeting, and I've found it to be nearly as agile as my old R6.

The other thing is that buying a bike this time of year, you should be able to get a smokin' deal on an N1k. See if your dealer has any leftovers on the floor, they're usually willing to give you a hookup for a prior model bike.
It seems that the 2014's and 2015's are virtually identical.
 

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Yeah I've heard that about the 2014. But not much change to a 2015. I won't be looking until spring. In the meantime I plan on getting out to the progressive motorcycle show in cleveland on the first weekend in february 2015.
 

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NOSMO_King: I just picked up a 2014 N1 and there are some great deals on left over 2014 models.
The new bike looks great in the garage as I'm waiting for the Pittsburgh weather to break and get it out.
 
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