The perfect motorcycle? It has to be an intricate balance of performance, utility, comfort and value. And if you asked 100 experienced riders what gets closest, a surprising number will tell you the Kawasaki Versys.
They aren’t crazy. It’s a righteous mix—good handling, decent wind protection, a surprisingly comfy saddle and riding position, class-leading fuel range and handling that lets the bargain-priced 650 Twin keep up with any sane person on a twisty road. What more do you need?
Plenty, said Kawasaki as it introduced a heavily revised 2015 Versys today in Cologne. Kawasaki Motors USA isn’t releasing details (or photos!) of the USA version till the big AIME show in October, but the European press release reveals significant changes to the motor, chassis and styling.