The 2017 Versys 650L 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 Versys 650L reflects this fun, sporty nature, while a number of updates to the chassis and a host of new 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 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 versatitlity. 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.
Green wheel stripes, green rear shock spring and other green highlights provide the appearance on the of an SE model.
A large range of genuine accessories are available to ensure your Versys is perfectly customised to your needs.
Dual ø300 mm petal discs are gripped by twin-piston calipers. The design of the calipers contributes to the bike’s sportier image, while the brake pad material offers a stronger initial bite when the brakes are first applied.
The front brake master cylinder features a lever ratio that contributes to both increased controllability and increased overall brake force. Large rear disc measures ø250 mm. The increased controllability and brake force are reassuring when touring or when riding with a heavy load.
Upper cowl features a horizontally split design that reinforces the compact and sporty image of the Versys 650L. The aggressive design contributes to a strong Kawasaki identity.
The 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
2017 Versys 650L Metallic Flat Spark Black / Metallic Carbon Gray