2016 Versys 1000
On any street, the new Versys 1000 offers maximum riding enjoyment. The highly responsive in-line four engine combined with a nimble chassis delivers sport performance in the most comfortable of settings. A weekend solo scratch, the daily commute, the long distance tour; solo or two-up the Versys 1000 will handle all that you can throw at it. The upright seating position, range of genuine accessories and and engine that loves to perform make the Versys 1000 the ideal city bike that comes alive on the twisty roads.
Deep cushioning seat
Deep cushioning and tailor-designed seat material offer superb comfort for long-distance riding. The seat’s slim desing and the knee grip characteristics of the tanks afford good freedom of movement, allowing the rider to change sitting position. Thick urethane increases comfort and contributes to a seat height that places the rider in a position of fun controllability.
The rear seat is sculpted to support and “lock-in” the pillion. Kawasaki’s most comfortable and secure pillions seat on a sports touring bike.
The centre stand on the 2015 Versys 1000 is now a standard feature, offering increased utility and facillitating maintainence work.
A true sports touring bike feature, the centre stand.
Essential to make the ongoing maintainence tasks like lubricating your chain and checking the tyre pressures, easier to do.
Powerful brakes with ABS
Larger, ø310mm front petal discs gripped by opposed 4-piston calipers deliver stronger stopping power with good brake touch and feel. The revised brake pad material offer stronger initial bite.
The latest-spec ABS is a standard feature on all Versys 1000 models. The high-spec ABS unit is ultr compact, very lightweight and enables high precision ABS control.
True to the Versys 1000’s envisioned riding environment, ABS settings are designed to facillitate controlled braking in a variety of street riding situations.
Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a much lighter feel at the lever.
Assist & Slipper Clutch was developed based on feedback from racing activities. The clutch uses two types of cams (an assist cam and a slipper cam), offering two new functions not available on the standard clutch of the previous model
Lightweight 6-spoke wheels that measure 17″ are ideal for sporty street performance. The tyre selected for their road sports potential offer increased cornering performance for more fun in hills, increased high speed stability and a stronger on-road image to go with the Versys 1000 refreshed styling.
Aluminium twin tube frame
Aluminium twin tube frame design features frame beams that go over the engine, allowing a narrow construction that is easy to grip with your knees.
Lighweight and highly rigid, the frame uses the engine as a stressed member. It contributes to handling, offering a firm, planted feel, good stability and light, nimble turning.
Setting the caster angle to 27° contributes to a good balance of high speed stability and neutral handling character that suits sporty street riding.
Clean mounting pannier system
The mounting system for the accessory panniers allows the panniers to be attached and removed very simly, contributing to increased convenience. Completely revised to allow the panniers to be better integrated with teh rear of the bike, the clean mount system positions the panniers much closer to the bike centreline and thanks to the clean, clutter-free design, ensures the rear of the bike looks good with teh panniers removed. (Available as accessory). Colour matched covers and details add to the high end finish of the 2015 Versys 1000.
Adjustable windscreen has a stepless range of approximately 75mm (previously 30mm). Height can be adjusted without tools (using two knobs on the front of the screen) to suit rider preference.
The greater range of adjustment contributes to increased wind protection and comfort.
21 litre fuel tank
21 litre fuel tank adds to the touring abilities of the 2015 Versys 1000. With engine and transmission settings (calculated) range on one tank could be 400km. New design fuel guage inside the fuel tank enable a very precise estimation of the remaining range.