ALL ROADS - ONE BIKE
COMPACT PARALLEL-TWIN ENGINE TUNED FOR LOW-MID RANGE TORQUE
Tuning of the 649 cm³ Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character.
ABS COMES STANDARD
Dual ø300 mm petal discs are gripped by new twin-piston calipers. The design of the new calipers contributes to the bike’s sportier image, while new brake pad material offers a stronger initial bite when the brakes are first applied.
WIND PROTECTION & AIRFLOW MANAGEMENT
A large adjustable windscreen helps reduce wind noise and helmet buffeting, creating a serene space behind which to enjoy high-speed riding. The cowling design helps direct airflow away and around the rider.
Sportier muffler end cap contributes to the sharper image. The under-engine exhaust muffler aids mass centralisation and the styled muffler end cap gives a much sharper image.
NATURAL RIDING POSITION
The slim design makes it easier for riders to reach the ground with their feet. A short-style tank positions the rider closer to the front.
LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION
Remote rear preload adjuster makes it easy for riders to adjust their suspension setup to suit riding with a passenger and/or with luggage. The adjuster is conveniently positioned between the seat and rear shock for easy access.
RIDER AND PASSENGER COMFORT
The comfortable seat and relaxed position enables long hours in the saddle. Each part of the two-piece seat was designed with different thickness and firmness of urethane.
The large volume 21 litre fuel tank coupled with excellent fuel economy translates to an increased cruising range. The new tank design expands into the side cowls to keep the knee grip slim and to keep the tank height from getting too tall.
Changing the front engine mounts to rubber mounts instead of rigid mounts (complementing the rubber mounts used for the upper-rear engine mounts) reduces vibration at the handlebar, seat and fuel tank, significantly increasing comfort.
Innovative Kawasaki technology, like the radiator fan cover (patented), located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic.
SHARP SPORTY STYLING
Upper cowl features a horizontally split design that reinforces the compact and sporty image of the Versys 650. The aggressive new design contributes to a strong Kawasaki identity.
An updated stacked instrument system features an easy-to-read layout. Analogue-style tachometer uses white LED backlights for excellent visibility at night. The multi-function LCD screen has amber backlighting.
LONG-TRAVEL SUSPENSION & SPORTY 17" WHEELS
Not all streets in the real world are made of circuit-smooth pavement. Road imperfections (bumps, potholes) are far from rare, and some streets are not even paved (such as cobblestone, etc).