New Kawasaki 2016 Versys 1000 for sale in Cairns

2016 Versys 1000

Change Your View

On any street, the new Versys 1000 offers maximum riding enjoyment. The highly responsive in-line four engine combined with a nimble chassis delivers sport performance in the most comfortable of settings. A weekend solo scratch, the daily commute, the long distance tour; solo or two-up the Versys 1000 will handle all that you can throw at it. The upright seating position, range of genuine accessories and and engine that loves to perform make the Versys 1000 the ideal city bike that comes alive on the twisty roads.

Change your view and ride the Kawasaki Versys 1000; comfort and performance.

New 2016 Versys 1000
2016 Versys 1000 Change Your View - Key Features

Change Your View - Key Features

  • Sharp, Sporty Styling
  • Adjustable windscreen
  • ø43mm Inverted Forks
  • Petal Discs with the latest specification ABS
  • Genuine Accessories Range
  • Assist and Slipper Clutch
  • Centre Stand as Standard Equipment
  • Horizontal Back-Link Rear Suspension
  • Clean-mount Pannier System
  • Aluminium Twin-tube Frame
  • Thickly padded Seat
  • Large Volume 21 litre Capacity Tank
  • Wide Handlebars
  • Upright Riding Position
  • Substantial Payload
  • Power Mode Selection
  • 1043cm3 Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, In-line four cylinder engine

Optional accessories fitted

2016 Versys 1000 Exciting Engine

Exciting Engine

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 is a 1043cm3 In-line Four, tuned for flexibility. Superb throttle response, strong torque at all rpm (especially in the lo-mid range) and a seductive intake howl ensure that every twist of the throttle delivers a physical and aural sensation that you will find addictive.

  • Z1000 based liquid cooled, DOHC, 16 Valve, 1043cm3 In-line four cylinder engine
  • The addition of two more intake passages from 2015 (one below the main passage, one at the bottom of the airbox) improve the engine performance
  • Connecting passageways added between the cylinders reduce pumping loss. Maintain the power performance and achieve cleaner emissions.
  • Long-type Denso 12 hole fine atomising injectors with tapered holes (previously 8 hole) to give a more consistent droplet size
  • Denso type ignition coils with reversed coils to minimise electrical interference
  • Revised ignition timing matches the changes to the injectors, air cleaner and exhaust
  • With the cowling, cooling performance is improved allowing the water-cooled oil cooler to be eliminated to save weight
  • The high generator output (15.3A) at idling speed ensures sufficient generating capacity with a full complement of accessories
2016 Versys 1000 Sharp, Sporty Styling

Sharp, Sporty Styling

Completely revised design 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. The sporty good looks give the Versys 1000 a stronger identity, and show the exciting sport riding offered by the nimble chassis and exhilarating in-line four engine.

  • The upper Cowl features a horizontally split design that is compact and sporty. The Versys 1000 face is now adorned with twin headlights arranged horizontally.
  • The front turn signals have been relocated (compared to the previous model) from the upper cowl to the shrouds to match the new headlight design
  • Tapered handlebar with a shorter rise adds tougher looks to the cockpit area, complemented by the new single-piece handlebar clamp
  • Revised mirror design adds the the fresh, sporty appearance
  • Heel guard pads prevent paint from being rubbed off, adding to th ehigh quality finish
  • Tachometer face is black
  • Striking finish on the silencer body and an aluminium die-cast end cap add to the overall appeal
  • The front brake reservoir tank adds a touch of class with the wedge shape design
  • The aerodynamic chin spoiler is both functional and superbly stylish, creating a front face that calls to mind a wicked grin of fun that will resemble you own smiling face as you ride the 2016 Versys 1000.
2016 Versys 1000 Suspension


Real world riding occurs on streets that are often less than circuit smooth - road imperfections (bumps, holes) are far from rare, and some streets are not even sealed - Kawasaki engineers chose long travel suspension to enable riders to carve corners with aplomb. The Versys 1000 is not designed for off-road use, but the long travel suspension's ability to cope with less than perfect street conditions allows the Versys to remain composed where-ever you take it.

  • At the front the Versys 1000 is supported by ø43mm inverted cartridge type fork
  • Damping mechanism is now concentrated in the right fork tube
  • The front suspension is adjustable for rebound, compression and preload
  • Rebound and compression damping are about 30% less than on the previous model. The more supple suspension setting contributes to improved rider comfort.
  • Longer outer tubes (20mm longer) increases fork rigidity.
  • Top out springs with revised, softer spring rate and increased length contribute to reduced shock at maximum extension, for increased stability
  • The horizontal back-link rear suspension positions the shock unit and linkage above the swingarm
  • A 109N/m rear shock spring gives sport riding stability and enables the bike to perform when fully loaded
  • A remote preload adjuster means changes to suit two-up riding or luggage can be made easily and by hand.
  • The rear shock is also adjustable for rebound damping

Technical specs


Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

Displacement: 1,043 cm³

Bore and Stroke: 77 x 56 mm

Compression ratio: 10.3:1

Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves

Fuel system: Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles

Ignition: Digital

Starting: Electric

Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump


Transmission: 6-speed, return

Final drive: Chain

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual


Type: Aluminium twin-tube


Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)


Front: 43 mm inverted telescopic fork with stepless (right-side) adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload

Rear: Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged with stepless rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability:


Front: Dual semi-floating ø310 mm petal discs

Caliper: Dual opposed 4 piston with ABS

Rear: Single ø250 mm petal disc

Caliper: Single-piston with ABS


Overall length: 2,240 mm

Overall width: 895 mm

Overall height: 1,400 mm/ 1,465 mm (with windscreen raised)

Wheelbase: 1,520 mm

Ground clearance: 150 mm

Seat height: 840 mm

Curb mass: 250 kg (Includes full fuel tank)

Fuel capacity: 21 litres


Maximum power: 88 kW {120 PS} / 9,000 rpm

Maximum torque: 102 N·m {10.4 kgf·m} / 7,500 rpm


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Cairns QLD 4870

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