2012 Kawasaki Versys 650 Review
The Kawasaki Versys®. Aggressive styling complements the Versys' dynamic flexibility and strength, and an adjustable windscreen accommodates a variety of riders. To add to rider comfort while in the saddle, rubber bushings on the rear engine mounts and hollow rubber inserts atop the footpegs help to isolate the rider’s feet from engine vibration, resulting in a smoother, more relaxed ride.
Long-travel high-tech suspension is critical to the Versys’ multi-role mission. The bike’s short, compact engine makes it possible to use a longer than average gull-wing swingarm to reduce throttle-induced suspension movement and excellent handling.