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.
2010 Versys Preview
The Kawasaki Versys debut just a few years ago. For 2010 the Kawasaki Versys has been updated with fresh new bodywork to showcase the Versys’ steel trellis frame, gull-wing swingarm and compact engine, with a newly sculpted shape that shows off the motorcycles dynamic flexibility and strength. The new dual-beam headlight leads the way, with a bigger, three-way adjustable windscreen atop it that gives more options to more riders.
2010 Versys Video
Click video to see the new 2010 Kawasaki Versys preview. The Versys has a compact liquid-cooled fuel-injected 649cc parallel-twin engine that is light and nimble. Lively enough for advanced riders and predictable enough to inspire confidence in rank novices, the torquey twin delivers a deep ribbon of torque in the lower and middle parts of its rev range, making the Kawasaki Versys a perfect commuter and relaxed traveling companion.
Ducati Multistrada 1100S, Kawasaki Versys 650
As an off-road rider of over 40 years, I’m used to favorite routes getting closed down. I don’t like it, but it happens. As a street rider with 35 years of experience, a closed paved road really aggravates me. I still haven’t gotten over the closure of San Gabriel Canyon Road (aka California State Route 39) south of Angeles Crest Highway (aka California State Route 2).