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Phil West  says:

Techy Kawasaki Versys 1000 is dark horse of class

Despite its derivative styling and the impression of parts sourced from other bikes, Kawasaki’s new entrant into the adventure bike class is much more than a Z1000 in new clothes, MCN can now reveal. In fact, with switchable traction control, ABS, switchable power modes, easily adjustable screen and suspension and impressive tank and luggage capacity, the new Versys 1000 is instead...

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Banzai600

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Banzai600 says:

Versys 1000.Clever ?

I have to say, i think this is a great effort from kawasaki. I heard from a reliable source before the summer that this was 110% coming but the engine had yet to be decided, parallel twin /  inline four.

 

The price is right, spec is right, it should sell ?  Design might be quirky but it doesnt have to be all sharp / pinty or duck billed does it ?!

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STRESSED1

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STRESSED1 says:

VERSYS V'S MIRROR CRACKED?

What on earth,are KAWASAKI doing !!? No matter how good the ride,this bike looks like the proverbial ugly girl that goes like the clappers in bed but you hope won't ask you to dance at the school prom. Its basically the Z1000 with long legs different subframe,retuned engine no doubt and different clothes. That exhaust,i don't know what the Japanese designers are smoking but they want to stop!!! You can nearly always tell its gonna be ugly or not quite right by the way the pic is taken from an angle,never side on.

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HerbertChapman

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Adventure bike my fat, white arse

Charlie and Ian have got a lot to answer for IMHO. These bikes are the motorcycling equivalent of urking great 4x4's being driven by townies - just in case there's a leaf on the road - and they will never see a stretch of gravel much less a feckin adventure.

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sprintst955

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sprintst955 says:

Banzai600

i agree mate ,i think the beaky look is weird.Do they have any benefit ? All the manufacturers seem to be doing that look so i would genuinely like to know if it has a purpose,if so fair enough if not then i dont get it.

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ND1234

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ND1234 says:

Same as Honda?

Surprisingly similar to Honda's cross dresser tourer pic.

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

One of the worse designs Kawasaki has come up with (love most of their bike designs). The Versys 650 looks 10 times better. They should have learned from the VStrom experience. Great bike with great potential held back in the sales department by it's appearance.

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speedo007

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speedo007 says:

Putting an ugly, chubby model next to the bike in the showroom would have helped make the bike look better too. :)

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stickywicket

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stickywicket says:

......and just incase you were tempted by the looks ....it is also available in brown!!

When the Multistrada was first pictured the beak was the subject of ridicule. At least that had a function as air intakes.

i wouldnt blame Charlie and Ewan. think of all the pretend "Rossi's" on the road with their race replicas that will never ever see a race track.

Bikers are getting older and moving to a more comfortable riding postion as years on sportsbikes take their toll on old bones and joints.

 

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