2021 has been a busy year for Kawasaki as it has been updating its entire line-up and after revitalizing the Z650, it was only a matter of time before the popular Versys 650 would receive a makeover, and it finally happened. The adventure tourer is a more tarmac focused motorcycle that comes with long-travel suspension and impressive ground clearance and doesn’t mind dipping its toe into semi off-roading trails. Apart from some cosmetic upgrades, the 2022 Versys now boasts new electronic features that were sorely missed. It continues to be available in two variants — Versys 650 and Versys 650
Will they ever bring it back? Great bikes.
As we’re all not aware, the Mean Streak was a power cruiser Kawasaki sprung in 2002, when power cruisers were a big deal. The Harley-Davidson V-Rod had appeared a few years earlier, in 1999, and imitation was the sincerest form of flattery then as now – even weak imitation.
What you were looking at in 2002 was a 1470cc Kawasaki SOHC fuel-injected 50-degree V-Twin, which was bumped up to 1552cc via a bore increase, from 2004 until the Streak ended after 2008. In