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2010 Kawasaki Versys

Submitted by on April 5, 2012 – 11:59 pmNo Comment

In fact, it is essentially a longer-travel ER-6n, albeit with a more sophisticated inverted fork, an asymmetrical “gullwing” aluminum swingarm, retuned engine for broad midrange power, and with unique looks

The Versys and ER-6n also share many features with their fraternal-triplet sibling, the Ninja 650R. But while the Ninja 650R and ER-6n have identical, peakier versions of the same engine, the Versys has revised intake and exhaust cams, a 10.6:1 compression ratio instead of 11.3:1, and redline set 500 rpm lower at 10,500.

While officially considered a “worldwide bike,” the Versys was designed first for the European and Canadian markets, and launched there in 2006. Then after many requests from U.S. riders, Kawasaki brought it in, at first as a 49-state 2008 model. California got its Versys in 2009, when a required evaporative emissions canister was fitted.

Even so, the bike is still much better appreciated in Europe, as evidenced by its sales performance.

“We also have to realize that the lion’s share of Versys are purchased in Europe where they understand and embrace this type of motorcycle and where it is ridden enthusiastically,” says Kawasaki’s Public Relations Supervisor, Russ Brenan.

The American motorcycle press never underappreciated the Versys, however, and some publications loaded it with accolades, saying it is well suited for anyone, be they new or experienced or somewhere in between.

This leads us to wonder whether this hearty and unanimous recommendation was received just like a lot of advice so often is from an experienced elder – disregarded by the kids who know better!

To wit, Kawasaki says 64% of U.S. Versys purchasers are age 45 and older, and 62% have more than five years riding experience.

In contrast, riders under age 25 comprise just 2% of U.S. Versys buyers, and those age 25 to 34 represent a mere 8%.

We might euphemistically attribute this to different priorities between younger U.S. riders and their European counterparts, including possible objections over its “funky” appearance.

But whether its looks will enhance the image you think you represent, or not, the Versys is aptly named.

Its is good at nearly any kind of on-road riding you can throw at it – from grocery getting, to commuting, to sport riding, to exploring even the roughest of roads nearby, or on tour.

otomaps.com source article: www.netcarshow.com www.motorcycle.com www.roushperformance.com

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