Kawasaki Versys 1000 (KLZ 1000)
The ' Kawasaki Versys 1000 ' was first presented on November 8, 2011 at the EICMA show in Milan.
The model positions itself as the flagship touring enduro in Kawasaki's line of motorcycles, competing with the top models of other Japanese and European manufacturers in this class. The motorcycle may also be marketed under the name - Kawasaki KLZ 1000 . The model was available in the markets of Europe, North America, South America (selected countries), Southeast Asia and Oceania (Australia, New Zealand).
Unlike Kawasaki Versys 650, Versys 1000 is based on the 4-cylinder engine from Kawasaki Z1000, which has a different cylinder head, heavier flywheel and different injection system settings. All these changes led, on the one hand, to a drop in maximum power, and on the other, to an increase in torque in the zone of low and medium revs. As a result, the motor began to produce 120 hp. power and 102 Nm of torque, showing maximum performance at 7500-9000 rpm.
Other features of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 include an aluminum duplex frame (since 2015), electronic injection with double throttle valves, modern inverted fork suspension (adjustable preload and rebound damping) at the front and a monoshock (fully adjustable since 2015) at the rear, 6-speed gearbox, the presence of a traction control system (KTRC - Kawasaki Traction Control) with 3-stage engine thrust adjustment, a 21-liter fuel tank, versions with ABS and 250 kg of curb weight.
The main configurations of the Kawasaki Versys 650:
- Kawasaki Versys 1000 Tourer - has hand protection, tank protection and side trunks of 28 liters each with inner bags.
- Kawasaki Versys 1000 Tourer Plus - Tourer version + LED fog lights and gearshift indicator.
- Kawasaki Versys 1000 Grand Tourer - Tourer Plus version + 47L central case and built-in 12V socket.
The lineup of the Kawasaki Versys series:
- Kawasaki Versys 650
- Kawasaki Versys 1000
The main competitors of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 in the class:
Technical characteristics of the Kawasaki Versys 1000 motorcycle:
|Model||Kawasaki Versys 1000|
|Motorcycle type||tourist enduro|
|Frame||steel diagonal - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
aluminum tubular - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||1043 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||77.0 x 56.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.3: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||injector, 4x Keihin TTK38|
|Maximum power||118.0 h.p. (86.8 kW) @ 9000 rpm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
120.0 h.p. (88.2 kW) @ 9000 rpm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Maximum torque||102.0 Nm (10.4 kg * m) at 7700 rpm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
102.0 Nm (10.4 kg * m) @ 7500 rpm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Front tire size||120 / 70ZR17M / C (58W)|
|Rear tire size||180 / 55ZR17M / C (73W)|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 300mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS) - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
2 discs, 310mm, 4-piston radial calipers (ABS) - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)|
|Front suspension||43mm inverted fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 150mm travel|
|Rear suspension||pendulum Unitrak with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 150 mm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
pendulum Unitrak with monoshock (all adjustable), stroke - 150 mm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Motorcycle length||2235mm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
2270 mm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Motorcycle width||900mm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
895 mm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Motorcycle height||1405mm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
1400 mm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Wheel base||1520 mm|
|Saddle height||845mm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
840 mm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Minimum ground clearance||155mm - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
150 mm - Versys 1000 (2015+)
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||3.5 sec|
|Maximum speed||226 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||21.0 l|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||239 kg - Versys 1000 (2012-2014)|
250 kg - Versys 1000 (2015+)