New Kawasaki 2016 Versys 650L ABS for sale in Cairns

2016 Versys 650L ABS

All Roads - One Bike

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.

New 2016 Versys 650L ABS
2016 Versys 650L ABS Compact Parallel-Twin Engine Tuned for Low-Mid Range Torque

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.

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.

2016 Versys 650L ABS Sports-like Handling

Sports-like Handling

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.

2016 Versys 650L ABS Long Travel Suspension and Sporty 17-inch Wheels

Long Travel Suspension and Sporty 17-inch 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).

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.

2016 Versys 650L ABS Sharp, Sporty Styling

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.

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.

Technical specs


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)

Ignition: Digital

Starting: Electric

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


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