2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Test Ride Review

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Kawasaki Versys 1000 borrows Z1000’s 1043 cc inline-four engine, offers a relaxed and high riding position and is targeting those bikers looking for long trips travel into various road conditions.

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 was revealed as a 2015 model and its name stands for “Versatility”. So, is the Versys 1000 a good all-rounder motorcycle? Why tried to find out in an 800 km [500 miles] trip in all types of terrain: in the city, on the highway, on secondary roads and even off the tarmac.

The “Versys" name is not something new in Kawasaki’s line-up. It was launched in 2007 when the Japanese company unveiled a middleweight adventure-sport motorcycle using ER6n’s 650 parallel-twin.

The 1000 cc model appeared in 2012, using the same design lines. Those Versys where some love it or hated bikes when it came to the look. While some people said that they had a different personality, other people considered them ugly.

The new Kawasaki Versys line has a more aggressive look and borrows many design elements from other Kawasaki models.
But when it comes to this kind of bikes it’s more important how they ride than how they look. So, let’s go back to our question. Is the new Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT a great all-rounder?
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