In 2018, at the EICMA Motorcycle Show, Kawasaki presented the Versys 1000 SE LT +, their largest displacement tourer that came as a 2019 model with several updates such as a revised styling, which made it look more like the new-age Kawasakis's motorcycles, with added cornering lights, and other upgrades in the technical and electrical departments.
The new model featured an electronic throttle valves system that offered ride-by-wire tech, a six-axis IMU, and an electronically adjustable suspension system previously seen on the ZX-10R SE model, which offered four riding modes such as Rain, Road, Sport, and Individual.
As a protection feature, the SE LT + model came with a taller manually-adjustable windscreen that prevented the turbulence at high speeds created by the previous model, with vents that channelized the airflow and also reduced back pressure.
The ergonomics and the frame of the sport tourer motorcycle were carried from the previous generation, with the same engine used as a stressed member of the chassis that featured the same power end torque characteristics.
The 2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT + took its thrust from a 1,043cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine that delivered an output power of 118 hp with a peak at 9,000 rpm and 102 Nm (75 lb-ft) of torque available at 7,700 rpm.
For braking performance, the bike packed two 300 mm discs with four-piston calipers on the front wheel and a 250 mm disc squeezed by a single-piston caliper on the rear wheel.
|engine specs||Type:||4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled||Displacement:||1043 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.0x2.2 in OR 76 mm||Compression Ratio:||10.3:1||Horsepower:||118/9000 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||75/7700 lb-ft/RPM OR 102/7700 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||DFI with 38mm Keihin ETV throttle bodies (4)|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-Speed, return shift, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)||Clutch:||Wet multi-plate||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Twin-spar aluminum||Front Suspension:||43mm inverted fork with KECS-controlled rebound and compression damping, manual spring preload adjustability and top-out springs/5.9 in||Rear Suspension:||Horizontal back-link New Uni-Trak®, BFRC gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping electronically-adjustable spring preload, and top-out spring/5.9 in||Front Brake:||Double discs 310 mm||Rear Brake:||Single disc 250 mm|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||3.5 in OR 89 mm||Overall Width:||1.5 in OR 38 mm||Seat Height:||33.1 in OR 841 mm||Weelbase:||59.8 in OR 1519 mm||Ground Clearance:||5.9 in OR 150 mm||Weight:||567 lbs OR 257 kg||Fuel Capacity:||5.5 gallons OR 20.8 L|
|tyres specs||Front:||120/70 ZR-17||Rear:||180/55 ZR17|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|