2011 Kawasaki Motorcycle
Full-scale adventure bikes like the BMW R 1200 GS can be quite intimidating, so Kawasaki’s Versys is a friendly way to introduce yourself to that genre.
For shorter riders the 33.3-inch seat height may give pause, but if you can hold the bike up at a stop, you’ll find everything else about it agreeable.
The Ninja 650R-sourced liquid-cooled, DOHC twin-cylinder motor is narrow and manageable, yet has enough power for local touring on dirt roads and open highways.
Suspension on the Versys is basic, yet effective, and handling is up to anything a likely rider will dish out.
2011 Kawasaki Versys Quick Stats
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
- BORE x STROKE: 83mm x 66mm
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEEL TRAVEL Front/Rear: 5.9″/5.7″
- SEAT HEIGHT: 33.3 inches
- CURB WEIGHT: 454 pounds
- PRICE: $7,699
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