Kawasaki Versys 650 (KLE 650)
The Kawasaki KLE 650 Versys appeared in late 2006 as a continuation of the KLE line and as a replacement for the obsolete Kawasaki KLE 500.
The bike was based on the frame, engine and chassis from the Kawasaki road series ER-6, however, in contrast, the Versys had a longer travel suspension, an adjustable inverted front fork (on ER-6 - normal, unregulated), another subframe, front half fairing and other engine settings (reducing maximum power by improving traction at low and medium revs).
Since 2007, the Kawasaki Versys 650 has been available in the European and Canadian markets, since 2008 in the US market (excluding California), and since 2009 in California.
The main configurations of the Kawasaki Versys 650:
- Kawasaki Versys 650 Tourer - has hand protection, tank protection and side trunks of 28 liters each with inner bags.
- Kawasaki Versys 650 Tourer Plus - Tourer version + LED fog lights and gearshift indicator.
- Kawasaki Versys 650 Grand Tourer - Tourer Plus version + 47L central case and built-in 12V socket.
The model was based on an in-line 2-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 649 cc. see, issuing 64-69 hp. power (depends on the year of manufacture) and 61-64 Nm of torque (depends on the year of manufacture). The motor is tuned for consistent traction from low to medium revs and delivers maximum performance at 7000-8500 rpm.
The main features of the Kawasaki Versys 650 include a steel diagonal frame, an injection engine, adjustable suspensions in the form of an inverted fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping) and a monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 17-inch wheels, powerful 2-disc front brakes, availability versions with ABS, 19 l fuel tank (from 2015 - 21 l) and 181-209 kg dry matter.
The lineup of the Kawasaki Versys series:
- Kawasaki Versys 650
- Kawasaki Versys 1000
The main competitors of the Kawasaki Versys 650 in the class:
Specifications Kawasaki Versys 650 (2016):
|Model||Kawasaki KLE650 Versys|
|Motorcycle type||tourist enduro|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, in-line|
|Working volume||649 cc cm.|
|Bore / Stroke||83.0 x 60.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.6: 1 - Versys 650 (2007-2014)|
10.8: 1 - Versys 650 (2015+)
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||injector, 2x Keihin TTK38|
|Maximum power||64.0 h.p. (47 kW) at 8000 rpm - Versys 650 (2007-2014)|
69.0 h.p. (51 kW) @ 8500 rpm - Versys 650 (2015+)
|Maximum torque||61.0 Nm (6.2 kgf * m) @ 6800 rpm - Versys 650 (2007-2014)|
64.0 Nm (6.5 kgf * m) @ 7000 rpm - Versys 650 (2015+)
|Front tire size||120 / 70ZR17M / C (58W)|
|Rear tire size||160 / 60ZR17M / C (69W)|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 300mm, 2-piston calipers (ABS)|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 250 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)|
|Front suspension||41mm inverted fork (adjustable preload and rebound damping), 150mm travel|
|Rear suspension||pendulum Unitrak with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 145 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2125mm - Versys 650 (2007-2014)|
2165 mm - Versys 650 (2015+)
|Motorcycle width||840 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1315mm - Versys 650 (2007-2009)|
1330 mm - Versys 650 (2010-2014)
1400 mm - Versys 650 (2015+)
|Saddle height||840mm - Versys 650 (2007-2009), Versys 650 (2015+)|
845 mm - Versys 650 (2010-2014)
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||4.7 sec|
|Maximum speed||189 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||19.0 L - Versys 650 (2007-2014)|
21.0 L - Versys 650 (2015+)
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||207 kg - Versys 650 (2007-2009)|
208 kg - Versys 650 ABS (2007-2009)
206 kg - Versys 650 (2010-2014)
209 kg - Versys 650 ABS (2010-2014)
208 kg - Versys 650 ABS (2015+)