Meet the 2014 Kawasaki Versys, a capable all-rounder that has all it needs to be considered one of the best bikes in its class.
Thanks to its sport-touring character and the high ground clearance the Kawasaki Versys can deal with a wide range of terrains without baking down. It is also surprisingly maneuverable and pretty comfortable.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a compact 649cc parallel-twin unit that is the most compact model in its category and delivers plenty of power being perfectly suited for both highway and city riding. Its power is sent to the wheels through a modern six speed transmission that features a compact layout for easier maintenance.
The motorcycle is also equipped with a long-travel suspensions which enhance its off-road abilities.
It is also worthy of being mentioned that the 2014 model year is available with a revised ABS system that now comes with dual 300mm petal rotors in the front and a 220mm out back.
The 2014 Kawasaki Versys ABS can be yours for no less than $7,999.
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When talking about Kawasaki and its versatile, do-everything bike, the name that will always come up is the Versys . It doesn’t have the same heritage as its Kawasaki contemporaries, but when it hit the scene a few years ago, it received universal praise from everybody, including being named the "Motorcycle of the Year" by Motorcyclist Magazine.
This year, Kawasaki is bringing back the Versys and if the 2010 model is any indication of what we’re in store for with the 2011 model, then prepare to make room for this bike in your garage.
It’s not even the most powerful bike in the Japanese bike maker’s line-up, but where it lacks in power, it more than makes up for in just about everything else. It looks great; it’s got enough performance capabilities to exude the Kawasaki tradition; and it’s got top-quality suspensions to make the ride as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.
Don’t mistake this bike for anything else. If you’re looking for breakneck power and speed, look elsewhere. But if you’re looking for a bike that gives a decent amount of everything you want, there’s nothing better than the Versys.
Find out more about the 2011 Kawasaki Versys Sport Motorcycle.