2011 kawasaki versys first ride

2011 kawasaki versys first ride Ever-increasing popularity of the jack-of-all-trades motorcycle has prompted the creation of this versatile machine. Powered by the same parallel-Twin found in the 650R sportbike, the Versys has enough thrust for the stoplight-to-stoplight drags of the morning commute or apex-to-apex carving on weekend jaunts.

The suspension on the BMW was absolutely amazing. The Lamphun-Chiang Mai highway is mostly made up of concrete slabs and the joints between the slabs are often not terribly smooth or level so it's a great place to test a bike's suspension. When I've ridden the Ninja 650R and ER6n on that road the chassis is easily unsettled by the bumps in the road while the BMW went through the bumps like a hot knife through butter. SMOOTH is the only word that comes to mind when I think of the handling of the F800GS.

The Versys’ compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 649cc, parallel-twin engine was the perfect powerplant for this light and nimble do-anything bike right from the start,it’s lively enough for advanced riders and predictable enough to inspire confidence in rank novices. The torquey twin delivers a deep ribbon of power in the lower and middle parts of its rev range, making the Versys a great commuter and relaxed traveling companion. Its surprising genius becomes readily apparent once the roads turn twisty, because despite its comfort and civility, the fun-to-ride Versys also offers genuine sportbike handling and excellent fuel economy. With its big, 5-gallon fuel tank you can go a long way between fill-ups.

2011 Kawasaki Versys Spesification
• ENGINE TYPE: DOHC inline-twin
• BORE x STROKE: 83mm x 66mm
• WHEEL TRAVEL Front/Rear: 5.9"/5.7"
• SEAT HEIGHT: 33.3 inches
• CURB WEIGHT: 454 pounds
• PRICE: $7,699