While not exceptional in any one area, the Versys has no glaring faults either. In the year I had mine, I routinely chose it over other, more glamorous bikes in our test fleet. Heading into this long-term test, I was afraid the 650 was too basic and limiting to be truly enjoyable for an experienced rider on a daily basis. Au contraire! You can commute, tour, scratch the canyons, even take it to a track day. And for novice riders, it's even more appropriate. Living with the Versys also confirmed that Motorcyclist absolutely got it right in naming it our 2008 _Motorcycle _of the Year. The Kawasaki Versys is the Swiss Army Knife of motorcycles.