In 2008, Kawasaki's Versys appeared on the scene and beat out some strong competition to take our Motorcycle of the Year honors. For 2010 the do-it-all bike is even better, and I'm pleased to have secured one as my next long-termer. The new bike's look is considerably different, with updates to the muffler, engine covers, radiator shrouds, fenders, headlight and windscreen. It's still weird-looking, just a different kind of weird. But the new model is more than just a cosmetic rehash; Kawasaki addressed the bike's minor weaknesses, too. New rubber bushings at the rear engine mounts and hollow, rubber-covered footpegs have appreciably lessened vibes transmitted to the rider, and new mirrors offer a better rearview. While some loyalists at www.kawasakiversys.com bemoan the new look, I like it, especially in badass black. For most people interested in this bike, it will come down to one big difference: The new bike costs $700 more.