2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE Review

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2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE
2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE

2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE
2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE

2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE
2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE



2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE Review

2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

VERTEX…

The Versys is one of those machines that exceeds the sum of its parts. Its name, derived from “vertex” (Latin for pinnacle, summit, top) and “system,” hints at its goal of offering a truly superior platform that maximizes fun in any number of street riding situations. One ride is all it takes to confirm that the Versys 650 delivers on its any-street promise.

 

 

 



2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• UPRIGHT RIDING POSITION PROVIDES ABUNDANT COMFORT BOTH IN THE CITY AND ON THE OPEN ROAD
• PARALLEL TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE TUNED FOR WIDE RANGE OF RIDING CONDITIONS
• ASSIST AND SLIPPER CLUTCH HAS LIGHT PULL AND IS EASY TO USE
• FULL-SIZE PHYSIQUE FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT STREET BIKE
• AVAILABLE WITH ABS AND MANY KAWASAKI GENUINE ACCESSORIES

 




 

2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

KAWASAKI QUICK RELEASE 28-LITER SADDLEBAGS
Color-matched hard saddlebags are water resistant to protect cargo.
Saddlebag design integrates with the tail section and is large enough to hold a typical full-faced helmet.
Direct-mount system allows the saddlebags to be quickly and easily removed. When removed there is no supporting framework to detract from the Versys’ design.
Convenient one-key lock system. Customized saddlebag locks are matched to the vehicle’s ignition key so that one key operates all locks on the bike.
Each bag is close to the motorcycle’s centerline for a narrow profile
Hand guards add to the long-range comfort and capability.

ENGINE
Compact 649cc Twin-Cylinder, DOHC Engine
Kawasaki Air Management System(KP) (KAMS) radiator fan cover helps direct hot engine air down to the ground and away from the rider.
Compact parallel twin engine helps reduce the dimensions of the entire motorcycle to keep it small and nimble.
Tuned to deliver strong, responsive power from 3-6,000 rpm for greater acceleration from a stop.
Triangular crank and transmission shaft layout makes the engine very short from front to back, a semi-dry sump(KP) oil system reduces overall engine height, while the narrow pitch of the chrome composite(KP) plated aluminum cylinders helps reduce engine width.
One-piece muffler and exhaust pipe helps boost top-end engine performance.
Muffler with 3-way catalyzer and bullet-tip opening is mounted below the engine to help lower the center of gravity and aid weight centralization.
180-degree crankshaft plus balancer shaft for extremely smooth engine operation.
Oil jets in the connecting rod big ends spray oil on the undersides of the pistons to aid cooling.

Digital Fuel Injection (KP)
38mm Keihin throttle bodies feature dual throttle valves(KP) for optimum performance and rideability. The sub throttles, located behind the main throttle valves, are controlled by the ECU so that the DFI® system has more precise throttle response, similar to a constant-velocity carburetor.
Precise fuel injection plus exhaust catalyzer significantly reduce emissions.
Automatic fast idle system makes starting and warm-up easy.

6-Speed Transmission
Cassette-style transmission puts the transmission shafts and shift drum into a compact layout.
Positive Neutral Finder, a Kawasaki exclusive user-friendly feature.

CHASSIS
Frame
Rubber front engine mounts help reduce vibration for rider comfort.
Double-pipe perimeter-frame(KP) is simple and unique and contributes to light handling character. A backbone-style rear subframe keeps the seat narrow for an easy reach to the ground while allowing a thick cushion for comfort.
Strong rear sub-frame accommodates optional accessory top case for increased touring capacity.
Double-pipe swingarm matches the frame design and contributes to light, easy handling. Gull-wing shape on the right side allows clearance for the aggressive muffler design.

Triple Petal Design Brake Discs
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) helps assist braking under certain conditions and features a small Bosch control unit to save space and weight.
Nissin brake calipers have a sporty image and contain brake specific pads; the front providing strong initial bite and the rear offering optimum control and high overall brake force.
Large rear petal brake disc helps handle heavier loads when accessories are added.
Front brake calipers have large 27mm pistons for excellent brake feel.
Petal design offers improved cooling and warp resistance.

SUSPENSION
Showa Front Fork
Derived from high-spec forks on Kawasaki Ninja® sportbikes, the Showa fork separates damping and spring functions into each fork leg. Rebound damping adjustability is in the right fork leg and spring preload in the left leg.

Single-shock Rear Suspension
The rear shock has a remote hydraulic preload adjuster that allows the rider to conveniently change preload, without tools, for various load conditions.
Aluminum gull-wing swingarm and offset, laydown single rear shock complement the frame design to create an integrated line flowing from the steering head to the rear hub.

The footpegs are positioned for a relaxed riding position without compromising sport potential. The footpeg mounting plates are rubber mounted to help isolate the rider from vibration resin heel guards help prevent paint wear from the rider’s boots.
Rubber-mounted handlebars help reduce vibration reaching the rider.
Passenger grips provide a stylish handhold and accommodate the KQR (Kawasaki Quick Release) 28-liter Saddlebags.


 



 

2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ NA USD

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2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10399 CAD

ENGINE
Displacement 649cc
Type 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Bore and stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with two 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)
BRAKES
Front: type Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Front: calipers Dual 2-piston calipers
Rear: type Single 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
DIMENSIONS
Overall length 2,165 mm
Overall height 1,400 mm / 1,450 mm (High Position)
Wheelbase 1,415 mm (55.7 in.)
Ground clearance 170 mm
Seat height 840 mm
Fuel capacity 21 litres
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission 6-speed, with positive neutral finder
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.438 (39/16)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.714 (36/21)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.333 (32/24)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.111 (30/27)
Gear ratio: 5th 0.966 (28/29)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio 3.067 (46/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
FRAME
Type Diamond, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear 145 mm (5.7 in.)
Tire: rear 160/60-ZR17MC (69W)
Caster (rake) 25°
Trail 108 mm (4.3 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Power‡ 51 kW {69 PS} @ 8,500 rpm
Maximum Torque‡ 64 N·m {6.5 kgƒ·m} @ 7,000 rpm
SUSPENSION
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload
Suspension, rear Offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability
DETAILS
Warranty 24 months warranty

 

 


 

2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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