2012 Kawasaki Versys Review —

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Kawasaki Versys

Preparing for battle with the and G650GS

Photos by Alfonse

When Suzuki alluded to the Versys as a competitive benchmark for the V-Strom 650. we took Not having ridden the Versys its 2010 makeover. we ordered one up in of a comparison test.

Since reviewing the Versys, its cost has $300 from an MSRP of in 2010 to $7,900 for 2012. three more Bens you is a new color (a striking Pearl Yellow/Ebony combo) and a bunch of The 2010 Versys’ $500 bump boasted a host of including:

The Versys, with its longish in. front and 5.7 in. rear) suspension and tall 33.3-in. seat conveys a certain degree of capability, but its 17-inch cast wheels and Dunlop Sportmax speak to its true nature. a person can modify the Versys to be capable of off-road work, but suitable bikes exist. Our shootout will examine the merits of each manufacturer’s to achieving a useful street/dirt

As an urban-assault cycle, the Versys Its snappy, 649cc parallel-Twin jettisons away from and makes short work of heavy city traffic. The passenger grab handle as an effective appendage for securing when in-transit, while the mirrors provide an unobstructed of dangers approaching from

Beyond city limits the is a great weapon for attacking switchbacks and embarrassing sportbike tiptoeing across chunked Or, attach Kawasaki’s available and head out for a tour of the contiguous 48. The neutral seating position a balanced combination of comfort and and its three-way adjustable windscreen more or less wind on the situation.

Kawasaki Versys

The result of trying to keep a low seat height is a short from footpegs to seat cramps taller riders and is by a concave section at the rear of the where tall riders Our shorter testers weren’t but tall riders are faced increasing discomfort as the miles — those above six feet want to look at aftermarket

Kawasaki endowed the Versys rebound and preload damping to both the 41mm inverted fork and lay-down rear The instrument cluster, while includes a fuel gauge, and dual tripmeters. Adjustable and front brake levers fit a variety of hands.

At approximately 490 lbs with its 5.0-gallon full, the Versys is kind of for a mid-displacement Twin producing hp at 8250 rpm, but its linear is a willing accomplice in most any short of long, open or a racetrack. Fuel mileage in our was in the low-to-mid 40-mpg margin, so the has an admirable range of more 200 miles. Its 6-speed transmission was impressive, exhibiting a clunky to our toes.

Consensus in our 2010 review of the was “if faced with a budget for one mid-size street bike, a lot of – old, young or in between – want to take a closer at the Versys.”

What we’ll discover is how the Versys stacks up two equivalent, yet more dirt-worthy At $8,300 — including ABS — the Suzuki is marginally more expensive the Versys, but is the 645cc, V-Twin-powered a better all-around bike? goes for the $7,850 BMW G650GS, also incorporates ABS but is powered by a meek 652cc Single.

Kawasaki Versys
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