These new parallel twins do have an inherent and annoying buzz at certain rpm's (frequencies) that vary whether engine is under load or not. THIS is what has made it difficult for me to address the buzzing myself. What has worked in the driveway, doesn't work once under way on the road. They do use internal gear or chain driven counterbalance shafts, but these engines, while may be great motors, efficient, strong and no doubt as dependable as their little smaller siblings (the 250 twin and 500 twin) it would seem that the extra displacement has made the vibes harder to deal with. At least using the measures they are using now. The ER6 sport version 650 twin has had this identical buzz problem and Kawi has a vibe damper kit consisting of rubber pads etc (I assume, I have never seen it) but Kawi doesn't seem to care about us and our 07 Versys which has the identical problem. I'll bet you a dollar to a donut the 08's won't do it as badly. Where does that leave us? This is my first Kawi in quite a few years (last was the EX500 Ninja they called it over here) and was a great bike. I have a friend with the 250. They all have the same sort of sound, but the bigger 650 takes the frequency of the vibes to a whole new and annoying level. Aside from the audible aesthetics annoyance, this type of vibration is serious enough in my opinion, that plastic trim panels are already leaving white plastic dust left behind here and there, and consequently this means serious wear of the mating materials and fasteners wheich means it will only get looser and buzzier and even break off I would imagine. Things that buzz and move do not get tighter and fix themselves with age, they just get worse. My bike has only 2500 km (about 1500 miles).
I have asked two different dealers here and selling dealer could care less. They have their money. The second dealer (which didn't offer the Versys at the time I bought it) seems more promising, but they too have not heard a word from Kawi about sending out a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin), let alone an actual buzz fix-it kit on this buzzing issue, nor the corrosion issue from reg/rec road spray location. (I made a boot for it before I rode the bike anywhere, but I shouldn't have had to).