2015 model information

2015 model information
2015 MODEL INFORMATION
CONCEPT AND ADVANTAGES
CONCEPT AND ADVANTAGES ----- P.2
KEY FEATURES ---------------------- P.4
FUN PACKAGE
ON WINDING ROADS -------------- P.5
RIDE LONGER,
RIDE FARTHER -------------------- P.15
SHARP, SPORTY STYLING ------ P.23
COLOUR(S) ------------------------ P.25
MODEL NAME
Versys 650 / Versys 650 ABS
MARKETING CODE
KLE650E/F
SPECIFICATIONS ------------------ P.27
Version: 30 Sep 2014
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CONCEPT AND ADVANTAGES
ANY STREET,
ANY TIME.
ESPECIALLY FUN ON
WINDING ROADS.
Difficult to explain and impossible to
categorise, the Versys 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. For 2015, its
new styling package better 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.
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CONCEPT AND ADVANTAGES
Fun Package on Winding Roads
Ride Longer, Ride Farther
Low-mid range focused Parallel Twin engine
>
NEW
Ride comfort
Increased power and torque
>
Long travel suspension + sporty 17” wheels =
fun sport riding on variety of streets/conditions
NEW
NEW
Larger windscreen with greater, tool-free
adjustability adds comfort for highway cruising
Increased range
> Larger (+2 litres) volume fuel tank
NEW
Sporty, nimble handling care of a
sleek, flickable chassis
Remote preload adjuster
> Quick and easy adjustment possible
NEW
Increased carrying capacity
>➢Increased payload thanks to stronger rear frame and
wheels
> Accessory top case, panniers can be mounted at the
same time
NEW
Clean-mount system accommodates
accessory panniers easily and without clutter
Enhanced long-range potential (accessories)
Upright position offers a high level of
control and comfort
>
NEW
Panniers: Perfectly integrated, clean-mount system
>
NEW
Top case: Larger volume (47 L: 2 full-face helmets)
** Panniers and top case can both be fit with a one-key system
NEW Enhanced brake performance
offers greater controllability
and stopping power
>
NEW
LED fog lamps: illuminate the road more brightly
>
NEW
Hand guards: additional wind protection
>
NEW
Gear position indicator
>
NEW
Frame sliders
> Other great accessories: smoked windshields (standard, high),
12V DC outlet, grip warmers, low gel seat, tank bag, seat bag,
tank/knee pads, and more
NEW
Sharp, Sporty Styling
Balance of style, wind protection, aerodynamics and airflow management
Sporty dual headlamps
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Reduced vibration
> Rubber mounts for engine, handlebar and
footpeg mounts
* Model shown with accessory parts.
* Accessories subject to change without prior notice.
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KEY FEATURES
designates a key feature with primary communication priority.
NEW
Sharp, sporty styling - P.23
Completely revised styling package blends style, wind
protection, aerodynamics and airflow management. The
new twin headlamp design contributes to strong Kawasaki
looks, while reflecting the Versys 650’s abundant potential
for fun, sporty riding.
NEW
NEW
Larger-volume fuel tank - P.18
Increased volume contributes to a greater cruising
range. Short-style fuel tank positions the rider
closer to the handlebar, facilitating control.
Wide handlebar - P.13
Combined with the slim, upright riding
position, the wide bar offers excellent
machine control.
Slim, upright riding position - P.13
The compact engine and slim frame result in a design that
is narrow at the knees and feet. Repositioned footpegs
offer a more relaxed position, making it easier for riders to
spend more time in the saddle.
NEW
Increased payload - P.18
Adjustable windscreen - P.17
Larger windscreen 60mm adjustable
Reinforced rear frame and stronger wheels allow an
increased payload, allowing riders to take more with them.
The stronger rear frame allows accessory panniers and a
top case to be used at the same time.
NEW
NEW
without tools, allowing riders to tailor their wind and
weather protection.
NEW
47 L accessory top case - P.19
Inverted front fork - P.8
Long-travel ø41 mm front fork with stiff springs is the key
to active control of the bike’s front-rear weight transfer.
Separated functions for each tube allow all adjusters to
be at the top of the fork for easy adjustment. Settings
contribute to both light handling and ride comfort.
Larger-volume accessory top case can accommodate two
full-face helmets.
NEW Clean-mount pannier system - P.19,20
Revised mounting system for the accessory panniers
gives them a more integrated look, and ensures the rear of
the bike looks sharp when the panniers are removed.
NEW
NEW
Triple petal disc brakes look great and deliver plenty of
stopping power. New calipers, revised master cylinder
settings, new brake pad material and a larger ø250 mm
rear disc deliver increased controllability, stronger initial
bite and greater overall brake force.
Offset laydown single-shock with
remote preload adjuster - P.9,10
Long-travel rear suspension is designed to easily soak
up road imperfections. The high-grade link-less system
offers direct feel and a balance of light handling and ride
comfort. With its new remote preload adjuster, it is easily
adjustable to suit riding with a passenger or luggage.
NEW Numerous genuine accessories
- P.21
Complementing the colour-matched panniers and top
case, numerous accessories increase touring ability and
contribute to long-distance comfort. Newly available
accessories include LED fog lamps and a gear position
indicator. * Accessory availability varies by market.
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Petal brake discs - P.14
* Model shown with accessory parts.
* Accessories subject to change without prior notice.
NEW 17” wheels
- P.10,18
17” wheels front and
back contribute to
quick, sporty handling
and accommodate a
wide variety of sport
tyres. Stronger wheels
contribute to an
increased payload.
Under-engine
muffler - P.7,16
High chassis
feedback - P.11
Muffler located under
the engine contributes
to mass centralisation,
frees up space under
the seat and helps keep
heat away from rider
and passenger.
Chassis settings deliver
a high level of feedback,
contributing to rider
confidence.
NEW
NEW
649 cm3
liquid-cooled, 4-stroke
Parallel Twin - P.6
Compact engine tuned for
maximum low- and mid-range
torque allows riders to open the
throttle at any rpm. Updates offer
increased high-rpm performance
and improved fuel efficiency.
Reduced vibration - P.22
Complementing the rubber mounts for the upper-rear
engine mounts, front engine mounts are also rubber.
Rubber mounts for the handlebar and footpeg mounting
assembly further increase rider comfort.
ABS - P.14
Models with front and rear ABS are also available in
certain markets.
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FUN PACKAGE ON WINDING ROADS
FUN PACKAGE ON WINDING ROADS
Designed for the discerning enthusiast,
the Versys 650 offers a unique package
comprising long-travel suspension & sporty
17” wheels, a slim, upright riding position
and a compact Parallel-Twin engine
tuned for low-mid range torque. Highly
acclaimed for its versatility and a playful
character best understood by riding it, the
Versys 650 features engine characteristics,
chassis balance and suspension settings
all selected to maximise rider enjoyment on
the street – and especially when the roads
get twisty. Whether commuting, touring,
or just riding for fun, the superb control
and feedback of the Versys 650 offer a
high level of rider confidence in numerous
street-riding situations and accommodate a
variety of riding styles.
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FUN PACKAGE ON WINDING ROADS
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. Engine updates result in increased high-rpm performance and improved fuel
economy.
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* Intake and exhaust cams with short operating angles move the torque
curve toward the lower end of the rpm range.
* Plated, linerless cylinder is lightweight, and the narrow cylinder pitch
reduces engine width.
* To achieve smooth power and torque curves, the exhaust system makes
use of a connector tube.
* Auto-fast idle system simplifies starting and ensures the catalyser
reaches optimum temperature quickly.
* Exhaust system is a single-piece construction: header pipes are
unitised with the under-engine silencer. The new design contributes to
increased high-rpm performance.
* Simplified cooling system routes coolant through the engine cases to
the cylinder and head to reduce external plumbing.
* 180° crankshaft drives a balancer shaft for silky smooth engine
operation.
* Fuel injection settings for the Versys were selected primarily to deliver a
strong powerful feeling when the throttle is opened.
NEW
* ECU settings match changes to the engine and contribute to improved
fuel efficiency. (*Actual mileage varies depending on riding style, riding
conditions and vehicle maintenance.)
* Oil jets located in the rod big-ends direct oil to the undersides of the
pistons for added cooling.
NEW
* Zero-cross control regulator significantly reduces electrical noise
generated when short-circuiting the generator output.
* Performance and feel were optimised for the mid-range (3,0006,000 min-1). However, in the low-rpm range (below 3,000 min-1) power
delivery is very smooth, and even above 6,000 min-1 power and torque
curves continue on without dropping off suddenly.
* The above settings result in a performance that favours speeds most
used in everyday riding. Corner pick-up is excellent: the powerful midrange delivers a satisfying surge of acceleration and the flat, step-free
torque curve and smooth engine response let riders open the throttle
with confidence – at any rpm.
* Triangular layout of the crankshaft and transmission shafts makes the
engine very short front-to-back.
* Transmission input shaft, output shaft and change drum are contained
in a “cassette”-style package that both allows a compact layout and
facilitates transmission maintenance chores.
* Semi-dry sump design reduces engine height.
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Long-travel Suspension & Sporty 17” 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 was not designed for off-road use, its 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.
* The long stroke of the inverted front fork and offset laydown rear shock
(F: 150 mm, R: 52 mm) allow experienced riders to actively control the
bike’s front-rear weight balance. Purposely increasing braking force
to compress the front suspension before a corner reduces the caster,
resulting in quicker steering. Alternatively, the rider can opt to brake
less aggressively, maintaining the bike’s attitude for smooth, stable turn
in. The Versys 650 puts this choice in the hands of the rider, so even
the same corner can be enjoyed a number of different ways.
* Both the front fork and rear shock combine long travel with stiff springs.
Standard off-road-style long-travel suspension allows a bike to fly over
bumps and ruts with ease, but this type of suspension was deemed
to be too mushy for the kind of riding we wanted to offer. Likewise
with sport bike suspension, road holding is superb, but performance
is best on (relatively) smooth roads. Combining both long travel and
stiff springs yields the benefits of both off-road-style and sport-bike
suspension, offering excellent road holding in a wide range of street
riding conditions and superb feedback, enabling aggressive sport
riding.
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NEW
* Designed based on
feedback from highspec models, a new
front fork separates its
functions between the
two fork tubes, with a
spring in the left tube
and damping cartridge
in the right. (Photo 1)
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NEW
* All the adjusters are
located at the top of
the fork tubes (on the
fork caps): preload
on the left; rebound
damping on the right.
Each component
need only be adjusted
once (rather than
once per side),
facilitating suspension
setup. (Photo 2)
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* In order to accommodate the longer stroke of the rear suspension, an
aluminium gull-type swingarm was chosen. The use of aluminium helps
reduce unsprung weight.
* In addition to being lighter, using a simple non-link type rear shock
offers more direct feedback from the rear wheel, contributing to greater
rider “feel.” The excellent feedback clearly communicates the bike’s
limits, increasing rider confidence.
NEW
NEW
* While the outer tubes of the ø41 mm inverted front fork are relatively
short, they were lengthened 25 mm to provide the ideal stiffness
balance to complement chassis settings.
NEW
* Revised settings help achieve a light handling character as well as good
ride comfort.
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* Careful attention to the tuning of the rear suspension ensures the
Versys 650 can be ridden aggressively and with confidence through
city streets, be they paved, brick or cobblestone, and handle road
imperfections like rocks and potholes, etc. The revised settings achieve
both light handling and good ride comfort.
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NEW
* Remote rear preload
adjuster makes it easy
for riders to adjust
their suspension
setup to suit riding
with a passenger
and/or with luggage.
The adjuster is
conveniently
positioned between
the seat and rear
shock for easy
access. (Photo 3)
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* 17” wheels front and rear contribute to the bike’s quick steering. The
120 mm front tyre offers an excellent balance of quick steering and front
wheel traction. Tyre sizes are as follows:
Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
NEW
* New tyres offer increased grip performance in both dry and wet
conditions. The new pattern also helps reinforce the road sports image
of the new model.
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Sleek, Flickable Chassis
The key to the Versys 650’s sleek chassis is its compact Parallel Twin engine, which allows the use of a slim, lightweight frame. Together with
the forward-located seat position and the under-engine muffler, this engine-frame combination delivers a highly centralised mass distribution,
which contributes to the highly agile package. High priority was given to achieving chassis settings that deliver a high level of feedback, better
enabling the rider to recognise the bike’s limits.
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* The base frame construction and stiffness balance were set to offer a
high level of feedback to the rider.
* The highly compact engine and under-engine muffler contribute to mass
centralisation. The front cowl (including instrument panel and headlight
unit) is mounted directly to the frame, minimising its effect on handling.
* The bike’s tall seat height and long-stroke suspension result in a higher
CG. The resultant increase in agility makes the Versys even more fun
to control.
* Chassis dimensions and geometry provide a balance of flickability
and high-speed stability. (Although the Versys 650’s performance is
optimised for everyday speed range, it is quite happy to oblige riders
who wish to travel at higher speeds.) With a wheelbase of 1,415 mm,
the Versys 650 can still be considered a “short wheelbase” model, and
accordingly it delivers a high level of agility. Likewise the 25o caster and
108 mm trail contribute to its sporty handling.
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Slim, Upright Riding Position
When engineers considered the kind of riding they wanted to offer, and the speed range most often used in everyday riding, a naturally relaxed
posture and high controllability care of a slim, upright position with wide handlebars was deemed ideal. Because it would have a great impact
on rider control and enjoyment, a substantial amount of development time and effort was devoted to fine-tuning the riding position.
* A short-style tank positions the rider closer to the front wheel for
increased controllability and offers a greater choice of forward-rearward
sitting positions.
* The seat’s slim design and the knee grip characteristics of the tank
afford good freedom of movement, allowing the riders to change sitting
position should they so choose. Thick urethane increases comfort and
contributes to a seat height that places the rider in a position of fun
controllability. The stepped shape of the two-piece seat also provides
support for the rider when accelerating.
NEW
* Complementing the wide handlebar, the footpegs are positioned low
and slightly forward of the seat. Compared to the previous model, the
footpegs move 15 mm down and 20 mm forward, offering an even more
relaxed position while also enabling sporty riding.
* Together, all these points result in a very natural, relaxed position
designed to offer the rider a high level of machine control. The upright
riding position accommodates a variety of riding styles (lean-in, no-lean,
lean-out), broadening the spectrum of riding enjoyment and also offers
a high level of comfort, a great benefit for touring. This combination of
comfort and control is one of the things that make the Versys 650 so
much fun to ride.
* The combination of a compact Parallel Twin engine and a narrow,
lightweight trellis frame enabled by the offset laydown rear suspension
is the key to the Versys 650’s slim riding position. (The slim design also
makes it easier for riders to reach the ground with their feet.)
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* When combined with the long-stroke suspension, the upright riding
position and higher seat height offer a commanding view of the road
ahead – especially advantageous when navigating city traffic or winding
roads in the hills.
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Enhanced Brake Performance
The Versys 650’s triple petal disc brakes offer superb stopping power and feel at the lever. Updates for the new model deliver both increased
brake force and controllability.
NEW
* Dual ø300 mm petal
discs are gripped
by new twin-piston
calipers. The design
of the new calipers
contributes to the
bike’s sportier image,
while new brake
pad material offers
a stronger initial bite
when the brakes are
first applied. (Photo 4)
NEW
* Revised front brake master cylinder features a new lever ratio that
contributes to both increased controllability and increased overall brake
force.
NEW
* Larger rear disc measures ø250 mm (previously ø220 mm). The
increased controllability and brake force are reassuring when touring or
when riding with a heavy load (when the rear brake becomes of greater
value).
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NEW
* A new rear caliper
features revised
settings that prioritise
controllability. This
is complemented
by revised rear
brake master
settings and new
brake pad material
offering increased
controllability as well
as contributing to the
overall stronger brake
force. (Photo 5)
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* For additional braking reassurance, models with front and rear ABS are
available in some markets.
NEW
* Smaller ABS unit is lighter and takes up less space.
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RIDE LONGER, RIDE FARTHER
For riders who prefer longer excursions, a
comfortable seat, relaxed riding position,
large-volume fuel tank, protection from
the adjustable windscreen and enhanced
touring potential make the Versys 650 a
very capable touring partner. A number of
optional accessories further increase the
Versys 650’s touring potential.
* Model shown with accessory parts.
* Accessories subject to change without prior notice.
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Rider & Passenger Comfort
* Along with the comfortable seat, the relaxed position enables long
hours in the saddle.
* Each part of the
two-piece seat
was designed with
different thickness
and firmness of
urethane, optimising
comfort for both the
rider and passenger.
* Rubber covers on the passenger footpegs further contribute to
passenger comfort.
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* The comfort afforded by the slim layout (possible thanks to the underengine muffler) also extends to the passenger. A further benefit is that
heat is kept away from the passenger.
* Layout is such that a passenger can also be comfortably accommodated
when the optional panniers and/or top case are attached.
(Photo 6)
* Pillion position was also designed to offer a natural seating position.
The passenger seat/pegs/grab bar relationship was carefully designed
to ensure excellent passenger comfort.
NEW
* Large-size grab
bars from the cleanmount system offer
passengers an
ergonomic grip.
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(Photo 7)
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Wind Protection & Airflow Management
A larger adjustable windscreen helps reduce wind noise and helmet buffeting, creating a serene space behind which to enjoy high-speed riding.
And the new cowling design helps direct airflow away and around the rider.
NEW
* Screen from the
Versys 1000 is
approximately 1.7
times larger than that
of the previous model.
Offering increased
wind protection,
the screen was
designed taking into
consideration how
wind would hit the
rider. (Photo 8)
NEW
* Range of adjustability is now 60 mm, accommodating a greater variety
of rider sizes. Conveniently, the screen height can be adjusted without
tools (by simply loosening two knobs at the front of the screen).
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NEW
* Wind passages
between the upper
and side cowls were
aerodynamically
designed to help
reduce air resistance
while managing
airflow for increased
wind protection and
comfort. (Photo 9)
NEW
* Chin spoiler below the twin headlamps helps direct wind around
the upper cowl for increased stability at highway speeds as well as
increased comfort for the rider.
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Increased Range
NEW
* Larger-volume, 21 L
fuel tank (previously
19 L) coupled
with excellent fuel
economy translates to
an increased cruising
range. The new tank
design expands into
the side cowls to keep
the knee grip slim
and to keep the tank
height from getting
too tall. (Photo 10)
Increased Payload
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Stronger wheels and a stronger rear frame enable the Versys 650’s
payload to be increased 30 kg to 210 kg. Additionally, accessory
panniers and a top case can now be accommodated at the
same time.
* Model shown with accessory parts.
* Accessories subject to change without prior notice.
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* Maintaining the elegant pipe-style design from its predecessor, the rear
frame unitises the rear sub-frames.
NEW
* Revised rear frame layout and pipe thickness result in a stronger frame,
enabling panniers and a top case to be mounted simultaneously.
NEW
* Stronger wheels accommodate a heavier payload.
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Clean-mount Pannier System
NEW
* The mounting system
for the accessory
panniers allows
the panniers to
be attached and
removed very
simply, contributing
to increased
convenience.
Completely revised to
allow the panniers to
be better integrated
with the rear of the
bike, the clean-mount
system positions
the panniers much
closer to the bike
centreline (width with
panniers is about
100 mm slimmer than
before), and, thanks
to its clean clutter-free
design, ensures the
rear of the bike still
looks good with the
panniers removed.
Carrying Capacity
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NEW
* Kawasaki original-design
accessory top case (and mount)
can be fitted. The top case is
rated for 5 kg, and with its 47 litre
volume is large enough to fit two
full-face helmets. (Photos 13-15)
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15
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(Photos 11-12)
* Model shown with accessory parts.
* Accessories subject to change without prior notice.
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* In addition to the top case, slim and stylish new 28 litre panniers are
available as accessories. Each pannier can hold a full-face helmet and
is rated for 5 kg. Top case and panniers can be used simultaneously.
(Photos 16-17)
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* Model shown with accessory parts.
* Accessories subject to change without prior notice.
NEW
* Both the accessory top case and panniers are colour-matched to the
body of the bike and have the Kawasaki logo stamped into their covers,
ensuring an well-integrated, high-quality image.
NEW
* One-key system means that the top case and panniers are conveniently
unlocked and removed with the ignition key.
NEW
* Revised as part of the clean-mount system for the accessory panniers,
the ergonomic passenger grab bars have built-in luggage hooks,
providing tie-down points when carrying luggage on the rear seat.
* Under-seat storage space has room for a U-lock or similar device.
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Numerous Accessories for More Comfortable Touring
NEW
* LED fog lamps positioned in front of the radiator shrouds (just below the
chin spoiler on the upper cowl) offer significantly increased night-time
visibility. (Photo 18)
NEW
* Convenient, round gear position indicator can be mounted without
having to modify the cockpit’s inner cover. Its seamlessly integrated
appearance adds to the high-quality looks of the cockpit area.
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(Photo 19)
NEW
* Smoked windscreens (available in standard and tall sizes) add to the
bike’s sporty image. (Photo 20)
NEW
* Resin frame sliders help protect the chassis in the event of a fall.
(Photo 21)
* Hand guards offer increased wind protection, which translates to added
comfort when riding in cold weather. They also offer general protection
for the rider’s hands.
* Grip warmers provide increased comfort on cold days.
* 12 V DC socket can be used to power small electronic devices.
(Photo 22)
* Tank pad and knee pads contribute to comfort while protecting the
fuel tank.
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* Model shown with accessory parts.
* Accessories subject to change without prior notice.
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Reduced Vibration
NEW
* Changing the front engine mounts to rubber mounts instead of rigid
mounts (complementing the rubber mounts used for the upper-rear
engine mounts) reduces vibration at the handlebar, seat and fuel tank,
significantly increasing comfort. The reduced vibration also contributes
to increased mirror visibility.
NEW
* Handlebar is now uses rubber mounts. The reduced vibration
contributes to increased comfort and increased mirror visibility.
NEW
* Footpeg mounting plate also uses rubber mounts, reducing vibration.
* Footpegs feature hollow rubber covers to help reduce unwanted
vibration.
Heat Management Technology
NEW
* Innovative Kawasaki technology like the radiator fan cover (patent
pending) located behind the radiator directs hot air down and away from
the rider, significantly increasing comfort when stuck in heavy traffic.
Redirecting the air also helps keep the tank, frame and other parts that
contact the rider cooler, further increasing rider comfort.
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SHARP, SPORTY STYLING
SHARP, SPORTY STYLING
Sharp new looks give the Versys 650 a stronger Kawasaki identity, while reflecting the sporty nature of its fun, versatile package. But the looks
are also functional, offering a balance of style, wind protection, aerodynamics and airflow management.
Bodywork
NEW
* 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. (Photo 23)
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NEW
* Previously featuring vertically stacked headlamps, the Versys 650’s
“face” is now adorned with twin headlamps arranged horizontally. The
new layout contributes to a more aggressive, sporty Kawasaki design.
NEW
* While its primary purpose is functional, the chin spoiler below the
headlamps adds to the aggressive, sporty looks.
NEW
* Slim-design front turn signals were relocated from the upper cowl
beside the headlamp to the side cowl to match the new headlamp and
cowl design.
NEW
* Revised handle holder design moves the holders farther apart, giving
the handlebar area a tougher-looking appearance. The new design
also facilitates access to the ignition key cylinder.
* Front fender design looks sporty.
NEW
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* Heel guard pads prevent paint from being rubbed off, adding to higher
quality appearance in this area.
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SHARP, SPORTY STYLING
NEW
* Sportier muffler end
cap contributes to the
sharper image.
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(Photo 24)
NEW
* Sharp design of the tail cowl reinforces the bike’s compact, sporty
image.
NEW
* Z1000SX-style LED
taillight contributes to
the tail’s clean, tidy
look. The taillight
features a smoked
lens, adding to the
modern, sporty
image. (Photo 25)
Sporty Instrumentation
NEW
* Stacked instrument cluster features an easy-to-read layout. Analoguestyle tachometer uses white LED backlights for excellent visibility at night.
The multi-function LCD screen has amber backlighting. In addition to
the fuel gauge, digital
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speedometer, clock,
odometer and dual trip
meters, new features
include: remaining
range, average/instant
fuel consumption and
the Economical Riding
Indicator. (Photo 26)
NEW
* Raised tick marks on the tachometer dial face, a bubble lens
and elevated instrument frame construction contribute to the
instrumentation’s greater legibility as well as a high-quality image.
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* The turn signals also function as hazard lights.
NEW
* Slim-design rear turn signals are repositioned rearward to ensure they
do not interfere with the accessory panniers.
* Trimmed of unnecessary material, the rear flap makes the tail look
shorter, contributing to the bike’s light look.
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COLOUR(S)
* Pearl Stardust White
* Candy Lime Green
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COLOUR(S)
* Metallic Spark Black / Flat Ebony
* Pearl Shining Yellow
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SPECIFICATIONS
Note for Distributors: Sales release timing may vary by market. Please do not post specs from markets other than your own on web sites and in brochures.
KLE650EFF/FFF
ENGINE
FRAME
Type
Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement
649 cm3
Bore and Stroke
83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio
10.8:1
Valve system
DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system
Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2
Ignition
Digital
Starting
Electric
Lubrication
Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Type
Diamond, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel: front
150 mm
rear
145 mm
front
120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
rear
160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Tyre:
Caster (rake)
25o
Trail
108 mm
Steering angle (left/right)
35o / 35o
SUSPENSION
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission
6-speed, return
Final drive
Chain
Primary reduction ratio
2.095 (88/42)
Gear ratios: 1st
2.438 (39/16)
2nd
1.714 (36/21)
3rd
1.333 (32/24)
4th
1.111 (30/27)
5th
0.966 (28/29)
6th
0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio
3.067 (46/15)
Clutch
Wet multi-disc, manual
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Front:Type
ø41 mm inverted telescopic fork with
adjustable rebound damping (right-side)
and adjustable preload (left-side)
Rear:Type
Offset laydown single-shock with remote
spring preload adjustability
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SPECIFICATIONS
Note for Distributors: Sales release timing may vary by market. Please do not post specs from markets other than your own on web sites and in brochures.
KLE650EFF/FFF
BRAKES
PERFORMANCE
Maximum power
Front: Type
Caliper
51.0 kW {69 PS} / 8,500 min-1 (EUR/BRA)
51 kW {69 PS} / 8,500 min-1
(USA/CAN/AUS/S.E. Asia (B2)/THA/MYS/
IDN/PHL/S.E. Asia (B1))
Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs
Dual 2-piston
48 kW {65 PS} / 8,000 min-1 (CHN)
Rear: Type
Caliper
Single ø250 mm petal disc
35.0 kW {48 PS} / 7,900 min-1
(EUR 35 kW kit)
Single-piston
39 kW {53 PS} / 7,800 min-1 (AUS L-kit)
Maximum torque
64 N.m {6.5 kgf.m} / 7,000 min-1
(USA/CAN/AUS/S.E. Asia (B2)/THA/MYS/
IDN/PHL/S.E. Asia (B1))
DIMENSIONS
Overall length
2,165 mm
Overall width
840 mm
Overall height / High position
1,400 mm / 1,450 mm
Wheelbase
1,415 mm
Ground clearance
170 mm
Seat height
840 mm
Curb mass
214 kg (KLE650E)
216 kg (KLE650F)
Fuel capacity
64.0 N.m {6.5 kgf.m} / 7,000 min-1 (EUR/BRA)
21 litres
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61 N.m {6.2 kgf.m} / 7,000 min-1 (CHN)
57.0 N.m {5.8 kgf.m} / 3,800 min-1
(EUR 35 kW kit)
57 N.m {5.8 kgf.m} / 3,800 min-1 (AUS L-kit)
The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under
standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its
performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for
sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice.
Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may
vary by market.
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