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No major mechanical changes to the 2010 Kawasaki Versys, but it didn't need any, it was already one of our favorite small-ish bikes. The biggest change has been to change the bizarre Mitsubishi Zero-inspired headlight for a stacked item that's equally weird, yet less distinct. Other cosmetic upgrades come to the fender, hugger, engine covers radiator shrouds and muffler, all intended to highlight what Kawasaki claims is improved build quality. The 62bhp 649cc parallel-twin remains untouched, but rubber mounts at the rear and rubber footpegs are designed to reduce vibration. >

Engine: Four-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, parallel twin
Displacement: 649cc
Bore x Stroke: 83.0 x 60.0mm
Compression Ratio: 10.6:1
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel System: Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition: Digital CDI
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: O-Ring chain
Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail: 25 degrees / 4.3 in.
Wheelbase: 55.7 in.
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload / 5.9 in.
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: Single offset laydown shock with 13-position adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 5.7 in.  
Front Tire: 120/70x17
Rear Tire: 160/60x17
Front Brake: Dual 300mm petal discs with two-piston caliper
Rear Brake: Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Overall Length: 83.7 in.
Overall Width: 33.1 in.
Overall Height: 51.8 in.
Seat Height: 33.1 in.
Curb Weight: 454.1 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Colors: Metallic Spark Black
MSRP: $7,599
Warranty:  12 months

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