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Motorcycle Road Tests Index for 2008 Kawasaki Versys 650

Gives motorcycle road tests that appeared in major motorcycle magazines or electronic magazines for the 2008 Kawasaki Versys 650 motorcycle model.

Magazine Articles:

MCN -- November 2007, page 12 -- Kawasaki's Versys

    "The Ninja 650R and the Versys (stands for Versatility System) share the same basic chassis, but you wouldn't know it because the Ninja's bodywork hides what the Versys exposes. A tubular steel structure that's both stiff and light, it wraps over and around the engine's cylinders. Although you can't see them on the Ninja, on the Versys the exposed side beams provide a visual frame for the radiator (one that's 40mm wider than the Ninja's for a 12% increase in cooling capacity) while the tube junctions get stylized covers that enhance the overall design." -- Dave Searle, Editor-in-Chief

Rider -- December 2007, page 68 -- Work or Play: 2008 Kawasaki Versys 650

    "Curving roads are the Versys' forte. It's quick and agile in the twisties, where you can get going at a good clip. Long-travel suspension gives it a generous amount of cornering clearance, and it takes just a light touch to steer through the curves, with good low-end torque to power it strongly through uphill turns. With rake and trail figures at 25 degrees and 4.3 inches the Versys flows smoothly through the curves and feels stable at highway speed, too." -- Donya Carlson, Senior Managing Editor

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