FEATURES

KEY FEATURES

Instrumentation

Instrumentation

Tough-design multi-function instrumentation includes an analogue style tachometer and LCD with speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, clock, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, and external air temperature. Large analogue-style tachometer is complemented by a multi-function LCD screen controlled by a convenient handle switch. Revised meter face adds to sporty looks.

Stiffer rear shock spring

Stiffer rear shock spring

Stiffer rear shock spring (109 N/m) offers increased stability and more composed movement. The stiffer spring also suits the Versys 1000’s increased curb mass.
A remote preload adjuster means changes to suit tandem riding or luggage can be made quickly and easily by hand. The rear shock is also adjustable for rebound damping.

Accessory 47L top case

Accessory 47L top case

An accessory top case (and mount) can be fitted. The top case is rated for 5 kg, and with its 47 litre volume is large enough to fit two fullface helmets (available as accessory).

Upright riding position

Upright riding position

Spacious, upright riding position enables easy machine control while contributing to rider comfort

ø43 mm inverted front fork

ø43 mm inverted front fork

New inverted fork offers composed damping and excellent action in a variety of street riding situations. Reduced damping and revised top-out spring settings contribute to increased ride comfort.

Thickly padded seat

Thickly padded seat

Deep cushioning and tailor-designed seat material offer superb comfort for long-distance riding

1,043 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four

1,043 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-line Four

To maximise the Versys 1000’s fun factor, engineers wanted to provide the most exciting engine possible. The engine needed to deliver more than just performance figures. The engine they chose was a 1,043 cm3 In-line Four, tuned for flexibility. Superb throttle response, strong torque at all rpm (especially in the low-mid range), and a seductive intake howl ensure that every twist of the throttle delivers a physical and aural sensation that riders may easily find addictive.

Wide handlebar

Wide handlebar

Wide handlebar offers easy control, especially for low-speed manoeuvring. Positioned to offer a natural grip, it allows the rider’s elbows to be slightly bent when sitting in a relaxed, upright stance.

Large-volume fuel tank

Large-volume fuel tank

With engine and transmission settings, range (calculated)
on one tank could be 400 km.21 litre capacity enables long range between fill-ups (Range would vary depending on riding speed and conditions).

Sporty 17” wheels

Sporty 17” wheels

Lightweight 17” wheels front and back contribute to quick, sporty handling. New tyres contribute to enhanced road sports performance.

Centre stand

Centre stand

Standard centre stand facilitates maintenance chores.

Adjustable windscreen

Adjustable windscreen

Windscreen has a larger 75 mm range, adjustable without tools.

Clean-mount pannier system

Clean-mount pannier system

Revised mounting system for the accessory panniers gives them a more integrated look, and ensures the rear of the bike looks sharp when the panniers are removed (Available as accessory).

Aluminium twin-tube frame

Aluminium twin-tube frame

The frame’s light weight and high rigidity contribute to sharp, firm handling. New rubber upper engine mounts contribute to reduced vibration and greater handling and stability.

Triple Petal Disc Brakes with Latest-spec ABS

Triple Petal Disc Brakes with Latest-spec ABS

Larger front discs are complemented by new pad material designed to deliver stronger initial bite. ABS – standard on all models – offers additional reassurance when braking on low-grip or uneven surfaces.

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a much lighter feel at the lever.

Substantial payload

Substantial payload

Robust trellis-style rear frame is the key to the Versys 1000’s substantial payload, enabling riders to mount accessory panniers, a top case, or both.

Numerous genuine accessories

Numerous genuine accessories

Complementing the colour-matched panniers and largervolume top case, numerous other accessories increase touring ability and contribute to long-distance comfort.
Newly available accessories include a helmet lock, LED fog lamps and a gear position indicator.

Sharp, sporty styling

Sharp, sporty styling

Completely revised styling package blends style, wind protection, aerodynamics and airflow management. The new twin headlamp design contributes to strong Kawasaki looks, while reflecting the Versys 1000’s abundant potential for fun, sporty riding.

TECHNOLOGY

ABS

ABS

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

DISCOVER MORE
Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

DISCOVER MORE
Assist & Slipper Clutch

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

DISCOVER MORE
KTRC (3-mode)

KTRC (3-mode)

3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

DISCOVER MORE
Power Modes

Power Modes

Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

DISCOVER MORE
Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

DISCOVER MORE
Economical Riding Indicator

Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

DISCOVER MORE