2015

Long term update: 'I laugh at winter'

Long term update: 'I laugh at winter'

With a 140-mile commute to the office and back, it’s fair to say I’m going to be racking up the miles this winter. I know it hasn’t turned really cold just yet, but right now I’m feeling optimistic...

Long term update: Versys versus Versys

Long term update: Versys versus Versys

The 2015 Versys 1000 has been receiving rave reviews since its launch at the end of last year and in 6000 miles I’ve been seriously impressed. The previous 1000 never managed to generate the same...

Long term update: Racing the sun

Long term update: Racing the sun

There is something satisfying about watching the sunrise. The sense of tranquillity from being the only person awake at 4.30am has a lot to do with it. So with a full 16 hours of daylight ahead...

MCN Fleet: Is Versys a match for GS?

MCN Fleet: Is Versys a match for GS?

Last year I covered 16,000 miles on a BMW R1200GS Adventure, the epic round-the-world mile-muncher. In eight months of ownership it never once disappointed, and that included a few 600-mile days...

Long term update: Move over BMW and KTM

Long term update: Move over BMW and KTM

Since the day our Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves came back from the launch of the Kawasaki Versys singing its praises I’ve had my eye on the big Kawasaki. Our Mr Neeves loves his sportsbikes so...