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Cologne Show: Refreshed Kawasaki Versys 1000

• 1043cc inline-four• Redesigned bodywork• More touring ability Kawasaki’s Versys 1000 has always been a good bike, but it’s also always been uglier than a box of frogs pulling faces. Thankfully the firm has sorted that out for 2015 with a major overhaul of the bike’s aesthetics, while also giving it a thorough tickle in the engineering department, too. Kawasaki’s dual headlamp family ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 30 September 2014

New 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 spied

This is the heavily-revised 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 which has been given a comprehensive makeover – which is just as well as the current bike has always been ranked as fairly hideous and has masked the excellent bike underneath.The new Versys 1000 was spied while on a photographic shoot in Romania earlier this week and pictures were published at www.motomag.com ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 05 September 2014

Triumph Tiger 1050 not a tourer?!

I dont know why you guys say the Tiger 1050 can't go off road or isn't a good tourer. Here is mine. It's the best darn bike I've ever had. I can tour, track and do canyon runs on it and it always asks for more!

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 24 January 2012

Video: Kawasaki Versys 1000 takes on R1200GS and Tiger 1050

Kawasaki's controversial new Versys 1000 has set the cat amongst the adventure bike pigeons this week - as proven by MCN's world exclusive first test of the new monster trailie against its leading rivals. We pitted the new Versys against two top rivals - first, the reigning adventure-bike class king, BMW's R1200GS. And second, Triumph's more road-orientated Tiger 1050. Kawasaki ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 19 January 2012

Kawasaki dealers launch 2012 range on 2 February

More than 70 Kawasaki dealers on the evening of February 2 will be launching four new-for-2012 motorcycles, with each event also including some free prizes in a countrywide free-to-enter draw. New models being shown include the Versys 1000 adventure bike, ER-6f and ER-6n parallel-twin middleweights, plus the 200bhp ZZR1400 hypersports machine. Kawasaki states: “Divided into the North (including Scotland and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • New bikes
  • 16 January 2012

Kawasaki Versys 1000 v Tiger 1050 v R1200GS group test

The new Kawasaki Versys 1000 takes on the Triumph Tiger 1050 and BMW R1200GS in our exclusive group test. Senior Road Tester Adam Child is joined by Web Producer Liam Marsden and MCN's speed tester Bruce Dunn in putting the trio of adventure bikes to the test on roads across the UK. Currently heading towards Donington, Matlock and the Peaks ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 10 January 2012

Kawasaki Versys 1000 (2012-current)

Its odd looks will always raise questions, but the engine won’t, it’s a peach. There’s loads of low down, a nice spread of torque and the dollop of top end power should see it as the quickest bike in this category. It’s also extremely comfortable, will eat mile after mile all day long and handles reasonably well (up to a ...

  • Motorcycle Reviews
  • 23 December 2011

Video: Kawasaki Versys 1000 onboard

So does a four-cylinder adventure bike make any sense? On the strength of our world first ride of Kawasaki’s pioneering, Z1000-based Versys 1000, the answer is ‘Yes’… and ‘No’… The four-cylinder motor is retuned for more bottom end and midrange and it sure is smooth. In addition, the Versys’s three-way adjustable traction control system, which is derived from those of ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 16 December 2011

Kawasaki Versys 1000 delivers more for your money

So does a four-cylinder adventure bike make any sense? On the strength of our world first ride of Kawasaki’s pioneering, Z1000-based Versys 1000, the answer is ‘Yes’… and ‘No’… The Versys 1000 has a superbly smooth and tractable engine, class-leading traction control, all-day comfort, and is the cheapest bike in its class. But its looks are controversial and I was ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • First rides & tests
  • 08 December 2011

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