2010 Kawasaki Versys - 'fun, agile and great to throw around'

Published: 22 January 2010

Senior Road Tester Adam Child is currently testing the 2010 Kawasaki Versys out in Sardinia.    

This is his latest update:

“Kawasaki has made a few cosmetic changes to its 2010 Versys yet it retains a similar look to the old bike but with a classier finish. The headlight is new, with a 'city' light at the top. The indicators have been moved and the mirrors re-designed and larger than before. The build quality is top notch, too, almost Honda-like in places. Considering its budget price of just £5999 you get a lot of bike for your money.” 

“Thankfully Kawasaki hasn’t played around with the bike’s parallel twin engine, which is a little peach. There’s enough torque to loft the front in the first few gears and make it punchy around town, yet at the same time it will happily scream to its red line. It’s not breathtaking performance, but is easily more than enough to have fun with, without being over powering for new riders.”

“In the switchback mountain roads of Sardinia the new Versys is performing well above its station. It’s fun, agile and great to throw around.”

Poor weather put a halt to the first day’s but Adam is back out on the bike tomorrow. You will be able to read a full report on Kawasaki's new Versys in next week’s MCN.

  • There’s enough torque to loft the front in the first few gears and make it punchy