Monday, October 05, 2009

2010 Kawasaki Versys gets… new headlights!


The 2010 Kawasaki Versys remains one of the dullest bikes on the planet. Yawn...

Much as we love most motorcycles here at Faster and Faster, there are some bikes we find really hard to appreciate, and the Kawasaki Versys is one of those bikes. For 2010, the Versys gets a new headlamp, LED taillamp, revised rear-view mirrors for improved visibility, and new footpegs with rubber inserts, for reduced vibration.

The 2010 Versys’ 650cc, 62bhp parallel-twin remains unchanged, as does its chassis and suspension. The bike is priced at US$7,600.

8 comments:

FloridaSteve said...

You should take one for a ride for a 2 or 3 day trip through some twisty roads. You might change your opinion.

freddyb said...

I'm trying to convince my girlfriend to upgrade to the Versys from her NX250, but secretly I really want to have access to this bike. It looks like fun in a goofy sort of way. Probably an excellent all-around-er.

Anonymous said...

Having recently lost my beloved ZRX1200 to a left turning SUV, I decided to buy a new Versys. I had ridden a demo at the Long Beach Cycle Show and really enjoyed it. By the way, I have recently ridden KTM'S 950 Adventure (really liked it), Superduke ( did not enjoy this ride at all - terrible fuel injection issues), HD Street Rod (this did nothing for me, either).
The Versys is just plain fun to ride and is pretty amazing in the twisties. I'm 62 and have ridden for over 46 years and am really enjoying the Versys.

J said...

Here in Quebec they are passing lots of new laws to take real sportbikes off the road : for example next year it will cost 1500$ to plate a ZX6 and that doesn't include your insurance fees.
I been riding bike since I was 16 (i am now 43). My Zx6 2007 was my 15th bike. I traded it for a versys 2007 for reasons mentioned earlier. And you know what the versys is one of the most fun loving bike that I had in my life. Nice little torquey engine. Really agile bike. Great for wheelies ; I shift it through 2 3 and 4th gear on one wheel. It cost me 250$ a year for insurance. Cost nothing in gas etc... So maybe you should try it for a ride.

robert said...

i spent abut 3 months looking for what bike to get as my first "big" bike after passing my test. the style of bike i like is the touring/sports touring/adventure/all rounder look and there were a few to choose from but when i came across the versys it looked like no other bike from the headlight to the side mounted shock (probably not the first bike to do this but the one ive seen in this style that looks good with it) . the headlight took a little getting used to but now i thing it looks amazing. anyway i went out and bought my self an 07 versys second hand and wow apart from the power increase from a 125 to a 650 is sweet i love how much confidence the bike gives you when you ride and how sure footed it feels through the corners and ive only had it 4 days ive read many reviews and they all say the same thing how good this bike is to ride and how much fun it is and i agree with all of them and its something a little bit different from the usual tourers and sports bike you see . so take it for a ride and see what you think and i doubt you will be disappointed.

Anonymous said...

I have owned over 15 bikes over the pst 30 years and presently own a 2008 KLR 650, 2007 Harley softail deluxe and a 1983 Honda CX 650. I bought my wife a 2009 Versys last year and can't keep my hands off it....the bike is an absolute blast to ride.

Roland said...

I recently got a versys after an 18 year biking drought. Im used to riding a Yamaha XT 500 and then a Tenere in my student years, and got the my Versys to commute and a bit of fun over weekends, and I must say that I totally love this bike. Its not too big and certainly not small, and I suspect the Ducati Multistrada copied its good looks??? I wouldnt change this bike for anything.

Anonymous said...

I own an '08 Versys and absolutely love it. I get many compliments on its looks, and people with much bigger bikes get surprised when I keep up or pass them by. It is a superb bike, with very few flaws.