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Motorcycle insurance bargains: Kawasaki Versys

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Kawasaki Versys.    

Insurance group: 9 
Used price: £3,300-£4,900
Engine: 649cc Parallel twin, 6 gears
Power: 60bhp
Top speed: 128mph
Weight: 181kg       

The glue is in the name with the Kawasaki Versys. It's designed to be versatile and it definitely achieves it. It's easy to ride, fun at low speeds and incredibly practical. It's a bit of a bargain, especially since it's only group 9 to insure.

The Kawasaki Versys' parallel twin is taken from the Kawasaki ER-6. But Kawasaki has tweaked the motor, so it has more torque but less topend power. But it's still good for 125mph there’s useful low down power to have fun with. 

Handling is great at low speeds, especially in the city. If you start to push the bike at speed the soft suspension complains, but that's not what the Versys is for. At a more sensible pace its easy, unintimidating and just works.

 

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

4/5

  

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