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First Look: 2010 Kawasaki Versys



Oct 5, 2009

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Fun & Practical, the Versys excells in the real world

A truly versatile platform that maximizes enjoyment in several different types of riding, the Kawasaki VersysTM is difficult to explain and impossible to categorize. One ride is all it takes to prove the Versys is much more than the sum of its parts.

Bumps and potholes are a reality in every day riding, so the Versys’ long-travel front fork and rear shock are well damped to cope with these challenges. Its upright riding position and wide handlebars provide a very comfortable place to spend a day on the road, while its 17" wheels and sport tires make it an excellent choice for aggressive sport riding. The end result is a machine that truly offers the suspension compliance of a dual sport, the responsiveness and grip of a sportbike and the all-day comfort of a light tourer.

For 2010, the new Versys builds on the strengths of its predecessor, with updated styling and a number of upgrades aimed at making it more practical and fun to ride than ever! Cosmetic revisions give the new Versys a sharper appearance and help reflect its nimble, sporty nature. Improved vibration damping and upgraded passenger accommodations enhance touring and two-up comfort, while revised mirrors, new tie-down hooks and a host of other detail upgrades mean it’s better equipped than ever to provide maximum rider enjoyment.

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