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2018 VERSYS 1000

WAS $19,995 NOW $17,495

Following up on the any-street promise of its predecessor, the new Versys 1000 continues to offer maximum riding enjoyment across a wide variety of street riding situations. Whether riding solo or two-up, around the corner or around the globe, the fun to ride road sports bike’s unique combination of a highly responsive In-Line Four engine tuned for flexibility, and a nimble chassis fitted with dynamic suspension will have rider grinning in their helmets. Add in the upright riding position and you have a package that really comes into its own on twisty mountain roads.

FEATURES

3 MODE KTRC (KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL)

Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions. Modes 1 and 2 prioritise maximum forward acceleration. Mode 3 provides rider reassurance by facilitating smooth riding on slippery surfaces. Riders may also elect to turn the system off.

RACE-DERIVED CLUTCH TECHNOLOGY & IMPROVED SHIFT FEELING

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.

FUEL INJECTED, 1043CC, 4-CYLINDER

The engine they chose was a 1043cm3 In-Line Four, tuned for flexibility. Superb throttle response, strong torque at all rpm, and a seductive intake howl ensures that every twist of the throttle delivers a physical and aural sensation that riders may easily find addictive.

RELAXED, UPRIGHT RIDING POSITION

The wide handlebar offers easy control. Positioned to offer a natural grip, it allows the riders elbows to be slightly bent when sitting in a relaxed, upright stance. The seats slim design and the knee grip characteristics of the tank afford good freedom of movement.

LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION

While not designed for off-road use, the long-travel suspension’s ability to cope with less-than-perfect street conditions allows the Versys 1000 to remain composed where bikes with stiffer, sportier set-ups would require backing off the throttle.

TRIPLE PETAL DISC BRAKES WITH ABS

Larger, ø310 mm front petal discs gripped by opposed 4-piston calipers deliver stronger stopping power with good brake touch and feel. True to the Versys 1000’s envisioned riding environment, ABS settings are designed to facilitate controlled braking.

COLOURS AVAILABLE

SPECIFICATIONS

ENGINELiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line four
DISPLACEMENT1,043cc
BORE & STROKE77.0 x 56.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO10.3:1
FUEL SYSTEMFuel injection: 38mm x 4 oval sub-throttles
IGNITIONDigital
TRANSMISSION6-speed, return
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
MAX TORQUE102 N-m @ 7,500 rpm
MAX POWER120 PS @ 9,000 rpm
FRONT SUSPENSION43mm inverted fork
REAR SUSPENSIONHorizontal back-link
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL150mm
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL150mm
FRONT TYRE120 /70 ZR17
REAR TYRE180 /55 ZR17
FRONT BRAKESDual semi-floating 310mm petal discs
REAR BRAKESSingle 250mm petal disc
FRAME TYPETwin-tube, aluminium
RAKE/TRAIL27° / 106mm
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT2,270 x 895 x 1,400mm (low position) / 1,465mm (high position)
WHEELBASE1,520mm
FUEL CAPACITY21.0 L
SEAT HEIGHT840mm
CURB MASS249kg
COLOURSCandy Fire Red /Metallic Flat Spark Black

*Excludes On Road Costs.
*Prices subject to change due to currency fluctuations.

*Please check with your Kawasaki Dealer to confirm the current recommended retail price.

*Model shown has optional extras fitted. Contact your dealer for more information.