FEATURES

KEY FEATURES

Offset laydown single-shock with remote preload adjuster

Offset laydown single-shock with remote preload adjuster

Long-travel rear suspension is designed to easily soak up road imperfections. 

Under-engine muffler

Under-engine muffler

Muffler located under the engine contributes to mass centralisation, frees up space under the seat and helps keep heat away from rider and passenger. 

Slim, upright riding position -

Slim, upright riding position -

The compact engine and slim frame result in a design that is narrow at the knees and feet. Repositioned footpegs offer a more relaxed position, making it easier for riders to spend more time in the saddle.

ABS Available

ABS Available

Smaller ABS unit is lighter and takes up less space.

Adjustable windscreen

Adjustable windscreen

Larger windscreen with a 60 mm range can be adjusted without tools, allowing riders to tailor their wind and weather protection.

Numerous genuine accessories

Numerous genuine accessories

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

Wide handlebar

Wide handlebar

Combined with the slim, upright riding position, the wide bar offers excellent machine control.

649 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

649 cm3 liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Tuning of the 649 cm3 Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character. 

Reduced vibration

Reduced vibration

Changing the front engine mounts to rubber mounts instead of rigid
mounts reduces vibration at the handlebar, seat and fuel tank,
significantly increasing comfort. The reduced vibration also contributes
to increased mirror visibility.

High chassis feedback

High chassis feedback

The key to the Versys 650’s sleek chassis is its compact Parallel Twin engine, which allows the use of a slim, lightweight frame.

Larger-volume fuel tank

Larger-volume fuel tank

Increased volume contributes to a greater cruising range. Short-style fuel tank positions the rider closer to the handlebar, facilitating control.

Inverted front fork

Inverted front fork

Long-travel ø41 mm front fork with stiff springs is the key to active control of the bike’s front-rear weight transfer. Separated functions for each tube allow all adjusters to be at the top of the fork for easy adjustment. Settings contribute to both light handling and ride comfort.

Increased payload

Increased payload

Reinforced rear frame and stronger wheels allow an increased payload, allowing riders to take more with them.
The stronger rear frame allows accessory panniers and a top case to be used at the same time.

17” wheels

17” wheels

17” wheels front and back contribute to quick, sporty handling
and accommodate a wide variety of sport tyres. Stronger wheels contribute to an increased payload.

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 650’s abundant potential for fun, sporty riding.

47 L accessory top case

47 L accessory top case

Larger-volume 47L accessory top case can accommodate two full-face helmets. Top case and panniers can be used simultaneously. (Top case available as accessory).

Petal brake discs

Petal brake discs

Triple petal disc brakes look great and deliver plenty of stopping power. New calipers, revised master cylinder settings, new brake pad material and a larger ø250 mm rear disc deliver increased controllability, stronger initial bite and greater overall brake force.

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 (Panniers availble as accessory).

TECHNOLOGY

ABS

ABS

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

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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.

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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.

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