Kawasaki KLE 650 Versys — Tripper’s Bike Reviews

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Kawasaki Versys


When I saw a Kawasaki KLE650 Versys, my thought was “dual purpose”. It out I was both right and wrong.

I collected this month’s bike from Kawasaki South Africa, closer revealed that this was not an bike the under-body exhaust with the 17” alloy (shod with Dunlop rubber) to make the Versys for bundu bashing.

Being the bike’s model name is from the term “Versatile the question arises wherein its lies. Taking the Versys traffic reveals the first of it there are a number of features work together to make it an commuter.

First off, there is the height of 840mm which it one of the tallest bikes in its class and allows you to comfortably see over the of most of the surrounding traffic. in the generous 61Nm of torque at rpm and a dry weight of only 181kg and you a responsive, highly manoeuvrable just what the doctor for rush hour traffic.

the peak power of 47kW at 8 000 rpm somewhat underwhelming on paper, the actually feel a lot more than it is. Keeping the revs in the 5 000 to 8 000 rpm really brings out the fun factor in bike it may not be a hooligan tool but it is a responsive bike.

Take it out on the open road and the and third aspects of its versatility into play. The Versys extremely well for this of bike, allowing you to surprise the odd weekend warrior in corners.

The bike’s surprisingly comfortable and relaxed, neutral riding ensure that long rides won’t be the proverbial and figurative) pain in the nether It eats up the kilometres on the open as easily as it does while on congested high¬ways.

On first the windscreen looks no more ornamental, but in practice it works well even at well the national speed limit, it the wind blast from your head. The screen is although you have to use a hexagonal to do so, but I found that it was perfect in its position.

Kawasaki Versys

On of the great pleasures of the Versys is its change mechanism. While not effortless, gear changes solid, positive and accurate. It is one of the few I could stop in top gear and down to neutral without off the engine or slipping the clutch.

Not during the test period did I hit a neutral while upshifting.

says that their first priority was to find a response that balanced a feeling and a quick-revving character. It is that the engineers suc¬ceeded in an extremely smooth and powerful charac¬ter it offers both a level of control when minute throttle adjustments and a rush of acceleration in the lower rpm

With this bike plays in what is perhaps the tightly-contested sector in the South bike market, and its main are the BMW F650GS, the Honda XL700V and the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom all of excep¬tionally competent bikes.

However, I am convinced that the can easily hold its own in such company.

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