A great, fun, bike!

This is a great motorcycle.
It's agile, quick, can be ridden sporty, commute to work, or go on multi-day road trips.
Motorcycle magazine reviews and videos rate the bike well in its class against its competition.
Kawasaki uses this engine and driveline in the Ninja 650, ER6n, Versys 650, and Vulcan S. It has been produced, largely unchanged, for many years. A huge plus when it comes to parts, maintenance, repair etc.

Stock windscreen, cases and sidecarrier removed.

The Versys 650 started in 2007, was updated in 2010, again in 2014 and recently in 2018. It's a long running model line, sold aroud the world.
It has 64hp which means it is a full size motorcycle - it is not underpowered like many 250-500cc bikes would be. At the same time, you can actually use this bike's full power in daily driving - it has enough performance to be "more than fun" and has great agility and handling for our fabulous motorcycling roads here on the island.
Bonus - it's a 650 so it's in the mid-price insurance bracket.
Detailed specifications for 2010 model year

Stock windscreen, cases and sidecarrier removed.

Close to stock look.

Topcase mounted

The view with side cases and side case carrier removed and with the topcase mounted. This would be a good setup for commuting. Enough room for helmet storage, and for storing a backpack or bag with laptop in it.

Topcase mounted

The view with side cases and side case carrier removed and with the topcase mounted. This would be a good setup for commuting. Enough room for helmet storage, and for storing a backpack or bag with laptop in it.

Topcase mounted

The view with side cases and side case carrier removed and with the topcase mounted. This would be a good setup for commuting. Enough room for helmet storage, and for storing a backpack or bag with laptop in it.

Forward view with stock windscreen

The barkbuster handguards help keep the rain off your hands and are great for helping with the cold in the winter.
The tall, upright, riding position is great. You get a good view around when in traffic and in town because you are up high with your eyes higher than most people who are driving in cars. Also great for sight seeing on road trips.
The upright stance is easy on your wrists and back -- important for us over50 types.

37000kms

Engine pulls well on low end, and can also spin to 9000rpm if you want to rev it out. My riding style runs down in the 3500-6000rpm range.

Low windscreen with cases detached

Low windscreen with cases detached

Low windscreen with cases detached

Sidecarrier racks are in place in this photo.

Low windscreen with cases detached

Sidecarrier racks are in place in this photo.

Low windscreen with cases detached

Sidecarrier racks are in place in this photo. Has a center stand installed. The center tsand makes it much easier to clean and lubricate the chain. Also makes it easier to wash the bike. Easier to wash the wheels because you can turn the wheels without needing to roll the bike around.

With tall screen, topcase, side cases

Makes a good long distance touring bike, or daily commuting.

With tall screen, topcase, side cases

Makes a good long distance touring bike, or daily commuting.

37000kms

Engine pulls well on low end, and can also spin to 9000rpm if you want to rev it out. My riding style runs down in the 3500-6000rpm range.

Givi V35 side cases, SW Motech sidecase carrier.

They have the black coloured covers and the clear/smoke lens to match the bike and the signal lights. The SWMotech sidecase carrier is quick attached/detached in 2 minutes using a flat blade screw driver.
1. Givi V35 side cases
2. SW Motech Detachable Side Case Carrier

Great case system.

The SWMotech racks pull the sidecases close.

Fresh oil and filter change.

Full synthetic 10w-40. Does not leak gas, any oil or coolant. Does not use any oil between change intervals.
Maintenance done in last 12 months includes oil and oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, water pump seal.

Front tire

Michelin Pilot Road 4. Good tread life remaining.

Front tire

Michelin Pilot Road 4. Good tread life remaining.

Rear tire tread life

Michelin Pilot Road 4. Good life remaining in the rear tire as well.

Left front body work

Paint and body work is not scratched. Metallic spark black.

Rear rack has good handles for passenger.

The handles on the rear rack plus the cases make passenger feel secure.

Tall screen for touring or commuting if you prefer

The tall screen cuts the wind and helps keep rain off. It also has the original screen. they can be changed using phillips screw driver in about 10 minutes.
1. Calsci windscreen

Center stand.

It has a center stand added. Much easier to clean and lubricate the chain. Also makes it easier to wash the bike; especially the wheels because you can easily turn them without needing to roll the bike around.

Left side bodywork and plastics

No scratches or bodywork damage. Metallic spark black.

Barkbuster handguards

The handguards really help in the rain and in the winter. A new low-beam headlight bulb was installed 12 months ago.

Givi V35 side case. SW Motech sidecase carrier.

They have the black coloured covers and the clear/smoke lens to match the bike and the signal lights. The SWMotech sidecase carrier is quick attached/detached in 2 minutes using a flat blade screw driver.
1. Givi V35 side cases
2. SW Motech Detachable Side Case Carrier

Topcase with brake light off

The topcase works as a high mounted brake light. In this picture the brake is off.

Topcase - brake light ON

Brake is on. The topcase works as a high mounted brake light.

Topcase removed

Here it is without the topcase

Rearview with sidecases

No cases

No cases

Sidecase mounted

Topcase and sidecases mounted

Topcase mounted

Low windscreen with topcase mounted

This is the lower profile stock windscreen.

Low windscreen with topcase mounted

This is the lower profile stock windscreen.

SWMotech side carrier quick attach/detach.

Easy to attach and detatch these. They are very sturdy, clean design.

The detachable side carriers

This is the part that is quickly attached/detached. Easy to do in just a couple of minutes.

left rear

left front

right front

right rear