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Versys English Paper
Okay, heads up, when God, Ala, Budda, the Good Fairy, or whomever was handing out writing skills I was passed up. I feel bad that I have written a sub par paper about something I enjoy so much, but at least it is just a draft. If anyone feels like it, please review, critique, shred, etc. what I have written below and don't worry, you won't hurt my feelings. I'm quite sure that my technical data (the little of it) might be wrong and that y'all might be able to offer some insight. The conclusion of the paper is...lacking, the paper in general is lacking...and I can't think of a title. Once again, thank goodness this is a draft! Thanks.
When looking for a motorcycle there are many styles and types to choose from. Though for the budget-minded or those who prefer a year-round daily rider the requirement of a motorcycle becomes more demanding. To meet this request a motorcycle must be simple, cost efficient, and capable of handling various road conditions. While different motorcycles can fulfill this task, one highly overlooked machine not only meets, but excels at this: the Kawasaki Versys.
The Kawasaki Versys design is kept basic with a 650cc engine, electronic fuel injection, slightly shorter wheelbase, and a taller than average height. This setup helps provide a platform of reliability not associated with other motorcycles or manufacturers attempts with new technology. By maintaining this motorcycle design, the manufacturer is able to keep the initial purchase price below $8000. The Versys model line has also changed very little since its introduction in 2006; only the cosmetics, an ABS option, and substituted rubber mounts in key positions on the bike have been altered. All of these changes, argueably, do not enhance the reliability nor performance of this motorcycle.
Due to the entry level price and the design of this motorcycle, the work required to maintain this machine is minimal. Even the most novice of mechanics can easily work on the motorcycle without the requirement of specific tools or specialized training. Since the platform of the bike has not changed drastically, one can also use replacement parts from other model years without hesitation. By using the owners manual and taking advantage of online support, there is no reason for this motorcycle to ever require a professional mechanics assistance or labor cost. All of these factors help keep the lifetime cost of the Versys within a practical range.
The name Versys, shortened for versatile system, is properly suited for this motorcycle. While the Versys does not excel in one specific task, it is a motorcycle built to perform well in all tasks. In stock form, the motorcycle can easily handle commuting, touring, backroads and racing within reason. With slight modifications, this motorcycle is capable of handling anything from extreme off-roading to track racing. A term applied in the motorcyce community to this bike is "adventure touring", meaning a motorcycle that can easily handle different tasks and still provide rider comfort along the way.
The Kawasaki Versys is the best all around motorcycle due to its simplistic design, cost efficiency, and varrying capabilities. Grouping these qualities together, coupled with a low purchase price, the Versys sets a new standard for motorcycles that others simply can not reach.
2009 GREEN Kawasaki Versys
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