2010 Kawasaki Versys Doin’ Time — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Kawasaki Versys Tourer

Staffers’ Rides

Ringleader: Estes

Mods: Baldwin Cortech luggage, Givi top Supersprox sprocket

With a of seat time on the Versys my belt, I opted to forego and ride from Los Angeles to Lake City for the World races at Miller Motorsports I wasn’t particularly confident the 649cc twin would be up to a round trip, but a few hours the ride I knew everything be fine.

Prep for the journey was surprisingly and easy. Fresh Maxima Premium oil and a KN filter kicked off the Next, I equipped the Versys to five days worth of business and casual attire. Givi (www.giviusa.com) supplied a Monolock top case ($169) and kit ($157).

Mounting points for the are perfect, case quality is everything works exactly as it and it only took an hour to The 370 case isn’t the largest in the but matches the Versys’ size and a surprising amount of stuff. For carrying capacity I hit up Helmet (www.helmethouse.com) for some Cortech Saddlebags ($169.99) and a Super 10 Tankbag ($119.99), the largest bag that fit onto the tank.

A better seat was next on my list. The stock saddle is a but thankfully Baldwin Motorcycle (www.motorbikesaddles.com) makes a memory and gel seat ($390 with exchange) that’s softer and an inch taller. The new riding is so much roomier that I had to the handlebars to reduce the reach.

Kawasaki Versys Tourer
Kawasaki Versys Tourer

The redone seat also the original’s annoying forward further improving comfort.

short-list complaint is the Versys’ low gearing. Since we’d be some serious highway I installed a three-tooth-smaller (43-tooth) from Supersprox ($80; This consists of a steel ring mated to an aluminum making it lighter (.8-lb. than the 46-tooth steel yet no less durable. That not only lowered cruising it also corrected the optimistic

Now it’s spot-on!

If you haven’t through southwest Utah, add it to bucket list. The Versys was an partner, struggling only the wind kicked up and hit us head-on. We a few detours on twisty roads, and the 650 put a smile on my face.

Especially everything on my short-list worked in making the trip trouble-free and enjoyable.

Kawasaki Versys Tourer
Kawasaki Versys Tourer

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