Kawasaki introduced its Versys sport bike to Europe and Canada in 2006, but the motorcycle only went on sale in the United States in 2007 for the 2008 model, when it took the motorcycle world by storm, quickly winning accolades from motorcycle journalists. Motorcyclist magazine named the Versys the ""motorcycle of the year"" in 2008, noting, ""The most impressive thing about the Versys is what it can do. That would be just about anything."" The Japanese manufacturer also boasted the Versys made many top 10 lists around the world. This naked bike lives up to its name as Versys stands for ""versatile system."" Kawasaki says this motorcycle offers a ""unique combination of utility, versatility, affordability, and just plain fun."" The 2010 Versys can ride on any type of pavement, from city streets to freeways. It is not designed to be ridden offroad.