The Learner Approved Versys 650L ABS refuses to be restricted to any one classification. Difficult to explain and impossible to categorise, the Versys 650L is one of those machines that exceeds the sum of its parts. Its combination of long-travel suspension & sporty 17” wheels, a slim, upright riding position and a low-mid range focused Parallel-Twin engine results in a highly versatile package able to offer riders maximum riding excitement in a wide variety of street-riding situations, especially on twisty mountain roads. The 2016 Versys styling package better reflects this fun, sporty nature, while the refined chassis package and a host of accessory items make it easier for Versys owners to ride longer and farther.
The ideal motorcycle for commuting around town through the week and covering large distances on the weekend, the Versys 650L ABS is a highly talented performer indeed. The Versys range of motorcycles is all about going where you want, when you want.
Tuning of the 649 cm³ Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character.
To optimise performance for everyday riding, care was taken to maximise low-mid range torque. When opening the throttle, riders will notice an extremely smooth and powerful engine character that offers both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges.
Thanks to 17inch sports bike inspired wheels and rubber, the Versys delivers highly responsive handling with outstanding road holding and stability.
The Versys range is all about escape and versatility. Sharp handling, ABS brakes as standard, excellent road holding and smooth power makes the Versys range ideal for commuting around town and the large capacity fuel tank, adjustable wind screen and relaxed riding position make covering long distances a breeze. The Versys models feature long travel suspension to soak up the bumps and smooth out your day.
A large range of genuine accessories are available to ensure your Versys is perfectly customised to your needs.
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).
While the Versys 650 is not designed for off-road use, the long-travel front fork and rear shock were specially selected to cope with any street conditions it may come across, and, along with its 17” wheels, enable aggressive sport riding.
Further, the long-travel suspension provides an added dimension of controllability: the ability to consciously control the bike’s front-rear weight transfer gives riders an additional riding element to explore.
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.
The new layout contributes to a more aggressive, sporty Kawasaki design. While its primary purpose is functional, the chin spoiler below the headlamps adds to the aggressive, sporty looks.
Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement: 649 cm³
Bore and Stroke: 83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Valve system: DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system: Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission: 6-speed, return
Final drive: Sealed Chain
Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual
Type: Diamond, high-tensile steel
Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Front: 41 mm inverted telescopic fork with stepless (right-side) adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload (left-side)
Rear: Offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability
Front: Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Caliper: Dual 2-piston with ABS
Rear: Single 250 mm petal disc
Caliper: Single-piston with ABS
Overall length: 2,165 mm
Overall width: 840 mm
Overall height: 1,400 mm / 1,450 mm
Wheelbase: 1,415 mm
Ground clearance: 170 mm
Seat height: 840 mm
Curb mass: 216 kg Includes full fuel tank
Fuel capacity: 21 litres
2016 Versys 650L ABS Matte Orange