2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT Review
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
The ultimate backroad Supersport Tourer…
With an inspiring 1,043cc inline four-cylinder engine and nimble chassis, the Versys 1000 LT is sure to take you on an unforgettable adventure. Add in the comfort of an upright riding position and you have a package that really comes into its own on twisty mountain roads and scenic backroads.
Introduced to the US market in 2015, the Versys 1000 LT motorcycle continues to be the ultimate in asphalt adventure street touring. Its comfortable, upright riding position allows the rider to comfortably spend all day in the saddle when touring, while the supple, long-travel suspension helps it soak up the bumps. Adjustable suspension also means it can easily be set to accommodate a passenger and a full load of gear in its standard-fit KQR™ hard saddlebags. And with the ease of removing the KQR saddlebags, the Versys 1000 LT motorcycle can just as quickly be set to entertain on back roads when the need arises. With its proven 1,043cc engine, the 2016 Versys 1000 LT motorcycle is poised to deliver plenty of fun on demand.
The Versys 1000 LT packs power, smoothness and performance into its 1,043cc inline four-cylinder engine, which has been engineered to deliver plenty of torque and legendary Kawasaki dependability.
The Versys 1000 LT motorcycle is full of features to complement its powerful engine, such as the three-mode KTRC traction control, selectable engine power modes, ECO™ Economical Riding Indicator, ABS brakes as well as the Assist and Slipper Clutch features. It is this combination of engine power, technology, comfort, nimbleness, versatility and reliability that has made the model so popular in Europe and around the world, and now US riders are enjoying its tremendous virtues as well.
The long-travel suspension contributes to the ride comfort of the 2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT motorcycle, soaking up the bumps when travelling long highways yet remaining firm enough to entertain on sporty canyon roads. Combine the benefits of its long-travel suspension with its nimble chassis and the Versys 1000 LT is capable of running rings around its bulkier competition, recently being announced as Rider Magazine’s 2015 Motorcycle of the Year.
The 2016 Versys 1000 LT is equipped with long outer tubes on the 43mm inverted fork that help provide rigidity as well as light, precise steering. The remote preload adjuster for the horizontal back-link rear suspension is another vital tool for the rider, since it allows simple suspension changes to compensate for the extra weight of a passenger and/or loaded saddlebags.
The robust, twin-spar, aluminum frame helps the motorcycle respond precisely to rider inputs. There is also a rear luggage rack that will accommodate a Kawasaki Genuine Accessories top case. The top case can be used in combination with the standard KQR hard saddlebags and operates on the same One Key system for convenience. The Versys 1000 LT also has hand guards for the rider’s comfort and an adjustable windshield for tailoring wind protection.
Candy Lime Green / Metallic Spark Black
Metallic Raw Titanium / Metallic Spark Black
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
•Powerful 1,043cc inline four-cylinder engine pulls strongly from all rpm (especially in the low-mid range) and does not let up before the redline
•Upright riding position offers a high level of comfort and confidence in various riding environments
•Windscreen with tool-free adjustment and hand guards provide additional wind protection
•ABS is standard on all models offering additional reassurance when braking on low-grip or uneven surfaces
•Equipped with a set of color-matched 28 liter (each) composite side-cases featuring Kawasaki Quick Release (KQR™) integrated mounting and a convenient one-key system that utilizes the ignition key for side-case unlocking and removal
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The Kawasaki Versys® line of motorcycles was developed for people who have an adventurous spirit and seek out opportunities to explore the great country we live in. Whether it’s reaching a remote corner of the nation, devouring highway miles or commuting through the city, the passenger-friendly range of Versys models provides the ultimate platform for your next adventure or navigating through congested traffic.
As the flagship model in the Versys lineup, the 2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT motorcycle is adept at traversing interstate highways, taking you and all the gear you need to the remote paved locations we all dream of. This versatile and durable bike can easily cope with the daily grind as well, even making commuting more entertaining.
The 2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT models continue to lead the way in the street adventure segment with their proven reliability, back-road capabilities and superior performance. The Versys 650 has already solidified its place as a fan favorite and it continues to be a top choice as the go-to bike for riding enthusiasts in need of a fun, dependable and versatile machine at an affordable price.
Two versions of the 2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 are offered – the standard ABS model, with everything you’ve come to expect from this highly acclaimed motorcycle, as well as an LT model. The latter provides the same specifications as the ABS model but has the added bonus of color-matched KQR™ (Kawasaki Quick Release) hard saddlebags and gloss black hand guards to enhance its touring versatility.
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12999 USD
4-stroke, 4 cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled
Bore x Stroke
77.0 x 56.0mm
DFI® with four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
TCBI with digital advance
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
KYB 43mm inverted front fork with adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Horizontal back-link shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload, remote preload adjuster/5.9 in
Dual 310mm petal rotors with four-piston calipers, ABS
Single 250mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper, ABS
55.1 in/57.7 in
549.0 lb** (+ Saddlebags, Handguards, & Hardware approx. 20 lb.)
Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black
24 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000LT – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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