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2008 Kawasaki Versys Named Motorcycle of the year

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About the Kawasaki Versys:

The Kawasaki Versys was introduced in both Europe and Canada towards the end of 2006 and then it was introduced in the United States in 2007. The name of this motorcycle is shortened from “versatile system” to get Versys. This simply refers to the different riding attributes this bike has that makes it more versatile. The Versys is an all-rounder middleweight bike and has a standard riding posture.

The Versys has a 650 cc four stroke liquid cooled parallel twin engine that was changed a bit to get more torque. This engine is inspired by the Ninja 650R.

The inlet and exhaust cams were outfitted with shorter valve duration in order to increase the torque. This results in better throttle at lower revs because the peak torque has been moved further down the rev range. To make the power even smoother a balance tube was added right between the exhaust headers.

The Versys was created for pavement riding on back-roads and city roads. As a result, the fuel injection system was revamped. It was fully mapped so the mid-range from 3000-6000 revs would receive a nice and strong response from the throttle.

Since the peak torque was lowered somewhat in the rev range this may make the power output lower overall. The torque power output for the Versys is 64bhp at 8000rpm. Peak torque is 61 at 6800 rpm. The Honda CBF1000 model used a similar approach.

When compared to the ER-6, the original bike, the Versys has some major changes. The sub frame was redesigned as well as the suspension and then the header design was completely changed. The ER-6 had a non-adjustable suspension but the Versys changes things up and adds upside down front forks that are completely adjustable in addition to a swing arm that is all alloy rather than tubular steel that is standard on the ER-6.

The Versys really is not a dual-purpose bike but rather an all pavement bike. Thanks to its ZR rated tires, alloy wheels, and exposed and low exhaust system this bike is not recommended for off road use. However, it does offer a wide selection of riding options as long as they are on pavement and the bike will not be subjected to abuse.

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