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Shouk 10-12-2011 02:23 AM

New Kawasaki Versys 1000 in 2012
 
Just found news about a possible Kawasaki Versys 1000, the bike will be powered by the Z1000 inline-four engine.

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/20...i-versys-1000/

French Website

http://www.moto-net.com/actualites-motos-B4225-Nouveaut%C3%A9s-2012-Une-Kawasaki-Versys-1000-pour-2012-!.html

http://www.moto-net.com/images/nouve...ys-1000-01.jpg

Shouk

GrahamD 10-12-2011 03:19 AM

:lol3

Now we need a Six cylinder ADV Bike. Any takers??

Maybe Group Qianjiang can bring back the Benelli 750 motor for the mid range segment. Time to start a rumour I think. :evil

Well I suppose since the Europeans like Jacked up road bikes, this was bound to happen. :deal

At least we are getting flooded with practical bikes for a change.

Paulvt1 10-12-2011 03:21 AM

I'm not sure if that's brilliant or insane. However, if it's a Kwak - it'll be fun, but probably won't have a center stand. One of my personal hates on a road bike.

Evil Invader 10-12-2011 03:41 AM

:puke1
Why, Kawi, Why????????????

Unstable Rider 10-12-2011 03:54 AM

:norton

Waiting for the punch line.... like

it will be like a KLR

and have only five gears...... :lol3

and like a KLR, the manual will indicate it has six.

BornAgain 10-12-2011 04:24 AM

Z1000 engine in a dual sport. It may not be the best in the dirt but it certainly will be among the fastest.:D

Paulvt1 10-12-2011 04:36 AM

So Suzuki - what do you have?

The BKing engine would be a good start...:D

GrahamD 10-12-2011 05:39 AM

In breaking News YAMAHA announces the ADV-MAX.

1700cc of raw adrenalin pumping grunt. Tuned for off road power.

Able to throw roost a quarter of mile in milliseconds....

Seriously guys, this is what people want. More power, faster quarter mile times lighter weight.

Don't tell me anyone was surprised. Kawasaki has obviously been reading this forum.

BikePilot 10-12-2011 06:02 AM

I like it! I4s aren't my cuppa, but it'd suit the mission just fine. Smooth, plenty of power and that I4 will lug down low and chug along very nicely while still having a solid top end punch. I remember thinking my bandit 1250 engine would have been an ideal adv touring engine as it was so flexiable. Could plunk along at 1k rpm on a atv track or tear up the twisties.

urbanXJ 10-12-2011 06:18 AM

cool

GrahamD 10-12-2011 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paul thompson (Post 17056901)
So Suzuki - what do you have?

The BKing engine would be a good start...:D

Yesterday I would have thought that was really out there, but now I don't know anymore :scratch

elephant man 10-12-2011 07:05 AM

i guess kawasaki turned to sailah for inspiration...

Rema in Paluda 10-12-2011 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shouk (Post 17056626)
Just found news about a possible Kawasaki Versys 1000, the bike will be powered by the Z1000 inline-four engine.

In-Line four ?

Yamaha once tried that for their Dakar bike, but it had the nasty habit of burrying its rear wheel...

pluric 10-12-2011 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shouk (Post 17056626)

Low pipe, cast wheels, inline four looks more like a niche bike for the look.
Nothing wrong with that. I think few D/S vehicles are ever really used for what they
were made for. I'm on my 6th Jeep that has never been off roading.

bumblebee1 10-12-2011 08:06 AM

Direct competition for the Vstrom 1000, only Kawasaki doesn't try to fool anybody by installing a 19" front wheel.
It's an asphalt adventure bike.


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