Some of us didnt see it coming but following its bigger brother the Versys 1000, the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 version also gets a make-over.

Just like its bigger brother, the 650 get dual-headlight looking a bit like whats on the ER-6F. And also just like its bigger brother it now features better wind protection for the rider thanks to that wider frontal area and an adjustable windscreen.

The engine also gets tweaked to increase a bit at the upper rev range and improving consumption. Add to the newly increased tank capacity of 21litres, that three litres more than previous means this version will have a longer touring range.

The USD now features ‘separate functions’ for each tube and a stronger subframe is some of the changes made to the chassis.


Maximum power: 56ps @ 8,500rpm

Maximum torque: 47.2ftlb

Seat height: 840mm

Kerb mass: 214kg/216kg (ABS)

The official release from Kawasaki says:

The latest incarnation of the Versys 650 has been launched by Kawasaki at the prestigious Intermot motorcycle exhibition in Cologne, Germany. The Versys 650, already popular for its multi-purpose capabilities and its fun character, has been redesigned to reflect the sporty range-wide Kawasaki DNA and has received a multitude of upgrades for 2015.

A fresh new look has been given to this all-around machine, uniting both design and a fun and sporty character to create the ultimate Versys 650. The Kawasaki family styling is prominent in the dual front headlamps and the new cowling, which not only look the part but also improve wind protection and aerodynamics.

The proven 649cm3 engine retains its familiar low and mid-range torque, essential for daily riding and two-wheeled fun, but has received a boost in the high rpm performance to enhance its sporty character. Fuel efficiency has also been improved to ensure hours of enjoyment on any street.

Upgrades have been made to the long travel 41mm suspension which now has separate functions for each tube, allowing all adjusters to be at the top of the fork for easy personal refinement. New bike-specific settings contribute to both light handling and ride comfort. The rear suspension features an easy-to-access remote preload adjuster aiding effortless fine-tuning for pillion riding or load-heavy outings.

Adding to the many upgrades the new Versys 650 boasts, the stopping force of the new motorcycle has also been enhanced. New calipers, revised master cylinder settings, new brake pad material and a larger φ250 mm rear disc all deliver increased controllability, stronger initial bite and greater overall brake force.

However, the Versys 650 is not only about daily commuting and solo riding. This bike will devour long distances, alone or in the company of a pillion rider. Keeping this in mind, the touring capabilities of the Versys 650 have been improved by increasing the payload, allowing riders to take more with them and by including many useful accessories in the Kawasaki inventory. A stronger rear frame allows accessory clean-mount panniers and a top case to be used at the same time. An all-new larger adjustable windscreen offers comfort and protection to riders using simple hand-adjust knurled wheels. The fuel tank now holds 21L of fuel (previously 19L) so highway cruising or twisty excursions needn’t be interrupted by frequent refuelling.

Already with a loyal following, for 2015 the new Versys 650 goes the extra mile and stands proudly among the Kawasaki model range embodying the true meaning of a multi-tasking motorcycle. Discover the exceptionally versatile Versys 650, for everyday or weekend fun, ride longer and farther in comfort and in unique Kawasaki style.

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And there you have it, the official pictures and specs of the Kawasaki Ninja H2, well not really the H2 but the H2R. But since we’ve seen the leaked pictures, here’s a video instead. (more…)

originalPreviewJWWe are just minutes away from the opening of doors to the 2014 Intermot (International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair) in Cologne, Germany. The event promises a few exciting reveals as of previous years.

A few of the hottest topics by far is the new 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 and 650, not forgetting the teasing Kawasaki have been doing with the release of the H2 videos. At least that was more recent as Ducati have been teasing a lot longer for a few months now with the scrambler.

We will be closely monitoring the launches and will bring you the most interesting or relevant news as it comes. For now here are some pictures that is said to be leaked prior of its launch, the Versys 1000 and 650 along with the H2.
More information as it comes so stay tuned here or our FB page for the latest updates.


Yet another glimpse of the new and supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2.


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2014 Ducati Scrambler vid

The third and last episode in the Ducati Scrambler “Franco & Elvira Story” is out; it finally shows the basic shape (though putty like) as Franco takes Elvira to the World Ducati Week.

If you had missed them, the videos – the plasticine protagonists of which were hand-made by three talented nineteen-years-olds from Bologna – tell an imaginative story of how the Scrambler Ducati ended up in the present day.

As the storyline goes, Franco, a man from 2078, is catapulted by a time machine (which somehow looks very similar to the Delorean from the Back To The Future movie) back to the Woodstock festival of August 1969 where he meets and falls in love with both Scrambler Ducati and Elvira.

They joyously elope on the bike, yet before the two can even kiss the time machine hurls them forwards to the present day, to 2014. Franco and Elvira find themselves directly in front of the fabulous “yellow container” – first visited by Ducati employees and then the enthusiasts who flocked to WDW 2014 – from which they exit astride the new Scrambler Ducati.

Unfortunately, it will be almost another two months before we get to see the actual bike when it is officially presented on 30th September during Intermot 2014 in Cologne, Germany. View the video below.

Franco and Elvira Story (Episode 3) from Scrambler Ducati on Vimeo.


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