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KAWASAKI VERSYS Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 28
First production year: 2006
 

2018 - Present

With a technical package that pretty much makes it a go-anywhere bike, the all-new Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ was unveiled at the 2018 EICMA, in Milan. The bike's frame is a five-piece aluminum construction, with the 1,043 cc four-cylinder being used as a stressed member. Kawasaki's contactless-type quickshifter (KQS) offers fast, full-power upshifts and clutchless downshifts to impro...




 

2018 - Present

The Versys 650 LT, has a compact 649cc parallel-twin engine combines maximum low and mid-range torque and high-rpm performance for an exhilarating ride. LT models come equipped with hand guards for increased wind protection.




 

2017 - Present

Joining Kawasaki’s lineup for 2017 is the Versys-X 300, powered by the liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 296cc parallel twin from the Ninja 300 and boasting a 19-inch front wheel, available ABS and what Kawasaki says is a low seat height and long-travel suspension.




 

2016 - Present

In addition to the standard Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS model, this Versys 650 Tourer version, which is equipped with standard handguards and a pair of 28-liter color-matched saddlebags that utilize the same key as the ignition. Changes to both models include a new subframe that accommodates the saddlebags and an optional 47-liter top case (both of which can be fit to the standard model). The foo...




 

2016 - Present

The Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS comes into the 2016 model year with a host of updates, including dramatic new styling, more power and torque, improved comfort as well as rubber-mounted engine and handlebars, plus new suspension to maximize your riding fun. The 2016 Versys 650 ABS is one of those rare motorcycles that is equally at home commuting on your favorite back road. For 2016 Kawasaki Versys ...




 

2016 - Present

The New 2016 Kawasaki Versys 100 LT it is equipped with a powerful 1.043 four-cylinder engine, can pull`s strongly from all rpm (especially in the low-mid range) and does not let up before the redline. This model have a Twin-spar aluminium frame, with a front suspension KYB 43mm inverted front fork with adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 in and Horizontal back-link shock with adjustable rebound ...




 

2014 - 2016

The 2014 MY Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS comes with some new features that improve almost every aspect of the two-wheeler. Newly-designed 649cc parallel twin engine has more torque than the previous model. The bike is shod with Dunlop Sportsmax D222 tires that offer stable and predictable grip in almost any situation, and have been developed with all-around performance in mind. The brakes have al...




 

2014 - 2015

The 2015 MY Kawasaki Versys 1000 ABS was specifically designed to keep the rider behind the bars for as long as possible. Whether one chooses to take it around the corner on his daily commute or across the globe, solo or two-up, this one-liter is up for the job. The upright position of the rider is comfortable, and mean one can physically withstand longer hauls with ease while the aluminum ch...




 

2013 - 2014

The 2014 MY Kawasaki Versys 650 comes with standard ABS this year, which means enhanced stopping power when the going gets tough. ABS adds more peace of mind when the rider has to do an emergency brake, preventing wheels from locking and the bike sliding out of control. At the heart of the bike we can find a 4-stroke 649cc parallel-twin engine that produces 64 horsepower and 61 Nm of torque. ...




 

2013 - 2014

The new Kawasaki 2014 MY Versys 1000 has a 4-stroke in-line four 1043cc engine capable of delivering 118 horsepower and 102 Nm of torque. The next-generation KYB 43 mm inverted fork makes the suspension more responsive to whatever type of roads one may choose to ride it on. Also, the aluminium twin-tube frame is narrow and allows better grip in the knee area, making it more comfortable and e...




 

2012 - 2013

The Kawasaki Versys 650 enters 2013 with the same versatile design and comfort-minded architecture that is suitable for multiple scenarios, from everyday commuting to longer travels and even light off-road outings. The 649cc parallel twin-cylinder engine is the most compact one in its class, and helps reducing the overall dimensions of the bike, making it more maneuverable. The bike sports an...




 

2012 - 2013

The 2012 Kawasaki Versys Tourer is ready to take you on the trip of your dreams across the stateline: it packs all the nifty features of the modern Versys series, such as a powerful and dependable engine, adjustable top-notch suspensions and a modern, redesigned body work and comes with some functional extras. For starters it's the pannier system, offering 2 x 35 L (2.45 cf) of storage s...




 

2012 - 2013

2012 brings and all blacked-out frame for the Kawasaki Versys. While the magnesium color scheme is not as spectacular as we'd wish, the white one makes a striking yet pleasant contrast. This naked motorcycle is suitable for both daily city rides and for touring purposes, provided you load it with the necessary accessories. With enhanced ergonomics coming form the redesigned seats and the...




 

2012 - 2013

With a revised frame improving both balance and steering the 2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000 is even easier to handle in cross-town cruises, while the 118 hp 1043cc engine provides unlimited brawn for strong acceleration and makes riding this bike a breeze for the experienced rider. ABS and traction control systems ensure the best road grip when riding on difficult surfaces, while the adjustable ...




 

2012 - 2013

Feel like riding a sporty-natured bike but you'd also like to take it off the road sometimes? Then the 2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000 Grand Tourer is the right one for you. You get all the sporty features of a street bike so you'll be carving the city in style: the powerful 1043cc engine and carefully tuned performance deployment of the 118 hp offer both strong acceleration and dependable A...




 

2011 - 2012

The 2012 MY Kawasaki Versys 650, proudly carrying on the torch from its predecessors, is an neat piece of motorcycle engineering. The 649cc DOHC parallel twin-cylinder engine that produces 64 horsepower and 61 Nm is the most compact engine in its category and was especially designed to deliver power smoothly in the low and mid-range rpm. This really helps the rider to easily navigate through tra...




 

2011 - 2012

The 2011 Kawasaki Versys Tourer might be just the bike you were looking for, in care you're quite fond of longer trips on your bike. With a sportive attitude while on the city roads, the Versys Tourer can also provide a lot of fun on unpaved roads, especially if you shoe it with dual-sport tires. You get a 3-way adjustable vario windscreen for enhanced protection at any speed, while the ...




 

2011 - 2012

Equipped from the start with some nifty functional additions, the 2011 Kawasaki Versys City offers the perfect package for the commuting rider used to get on his bike on a daily basis and use it as the main transportation method. Sporting all the proven maneuverability and long-time riding comfort, the 2011 Versys City brings a taller windscreen with 3-way adjustability and less wind pressure, n...




 

2011 - 2012

With minor adjustments to this almost perfect middleweight naked street bike, the 2011 Kawasaki Versys carries on the heritage of the older KLE models: awesome maneuverability, a comfortable riding position, great commuting capabilities for daily rides and serious touring potential with optional accessories. The slim and aggressive design of the modern-era Versys bikes offer plenty of nifty ...




 

2011 - 2012

There's really no need to buy two bikes, one for your daily riding and one for your adventure-loaded vacations: the 2011 Kawasaki Versys 1000 Grand Tourer can do both jobs much better than you'd expect of such a neat-looking motorcycle. You get all the sporty features of a street bike so you'll be carving the city to and fro with ease: the powerful 1043cc engine and carefully t...




 

2011 - 2012

The 2011 Kawasaki Versys 1000 is a bike which offers almost everything in one package: you can use it for daily rides across the town, you can take it for a fast-paced highway ride, and you can venture on unpaved roads, solo or with a pillion. While not being an off-road machine, the 2011 Kawasaki Versys 1000 is capable to make your ride smoother and easier in those places where street bike ...




 

2010 - 2011

If you like to travel quite a lot on your motorcycle, then a touring-equipped 2010 Kawasaki Versys Tourer might be just the bike you were looking for. Sporty on the streets yet also capable to handle some rougher roads, the Versys Tourer boasts a lot of features to make your ride as safe as it will be fun. With the new bodywork and dual-lamp headlight, the 2010 Versys Tourer screams its mode...




 

2010 - 2011

The 2010 Kawasaki Versys City sports all the nifty features of the stock bike, but boasts functional additions for the discerning rider. Destined to carry you across the town on a daily basis, the 2010 Versys City offers increased protection against the wind thanks to its taller windshield and handguards. Even more, the handguards are reinforced with an aluminium bar for even better shielding...




 

2010 - 2011

The 2010 Kawasaki Versys is a modern middleweight naked bike suitable for both daily commuting and touring around the country. Inheriting the excellent handling and comfortable, upright position of the older KLE models, the new Versys offers a great experience for both rider and pillion. The redesigned bodywork adds a sharper styling, with a dual-lamp headlight and a slender front cowl, new s...




 

2009 - 2010

Sporting major upgrades, the 2009 Kawasaki Versys is a modern middleweight naked bike which will be equally fun when commuting or going on a touring vacation. Thanks to its natural, upright rider position, the Versys offers increased comfort without sacrificing the sporty driving pleasure. The redesigned bodywork adds a sharper styling, with a new headlight and front cowl, new seats and and o...




 

2008 - 2009

2008 brings aesthetic changes to the Kawasaki Versys, especially on the dashboard side: the instrument cluster is now tidier and sports a massive analog rpm gauge in the middle, while the adjacent multi-function LCD screen provides essential riding data at a glance. The adjustable forks offer an efficient way to set up the bike for great performance over a wide palette of road surfaces, so y...




 

2007 - 2008

Kawasaki Versys comes to replace the old and faithful KLE bikes, even though the new machine is much different. The whole character of the new Kawasaki is oriented more towards the street, but the bike can also handle some little roughness, as well. The cast tubeless wheels are no longer that willing to hit the rocks hard, but light trail adventures off the paved road are no problem, especial...




 

2006 - 2007

Starting with 2006, the old faithful KLE 500 is accompanied by a new bike in its class: the Versys. The name and looks are different, and a ton of changes have also been made on the tech side, but the new bike retains the versatile nature of the previous one. Equally suitable for street riding and fast turns, the 2006 Kawasaki Versys can also handle the thrashing unpaved roads put up against...