2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 Grand Tourer

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starting from £12,999

On any-street, the new Versys 1000 offers maximum riding enjoyment. Solo or two-up, around the corner or around the globe, a unique combination of a highly responsive In-Line Four Cylinder engine plus a nimble chassis is a recipe for riding fun. Combine with the upright riding position and you have a package that is an ideal city roamer that really comes into its own on twisty mountain roads.

Key Features

Pannier Bags

These Kawasaki branded zip up nylon pannier inner bags feature convenient carry handles allowing you to safely store your gear with 27 litres of capacity in each bag.

12V Socket

12 Volt DC power outlet with rubber cap.

Accessory 47L top case

An 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 fullface helmets (available as accessory).

Tank pad

Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector featuring the Versys model logo, black or semi-transparent allowing the tank colour to show through.

Versys handguards

The Versys handguards are equipped with a stong aluminum bar and have Kawasaki-branded shells. They provide excellent protection.

Foglamps

Visibility can be hugely enhanced with these LED fog lamps, shaped to fit under the top cowl and around the radiator shrouds.

Topcase Bag

This Kawasaki branded zip up nylon inner bag feature convenient carry handles allowing you to safely store your gear. Specifically designed for the 47L topcase.

Clean-mount pannier system

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 (Available as accessory).

Engine Guard

Resin frame sliders help to protect the chassis from damage in the event of a tumble. Axle sliders are also available for further protection.

Technology

ABS


ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) ensures stable braking performance by preventing wheel lock during braking.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension


Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension arranges its shock unit horizontally, greatly contributing to efficient use of space and mass centralisation.

KECS-Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension


KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension) adapts to road and riding conditions in real time, providing the ideal amount of damping called for.

Electronic Throttle Valves


Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

KCMF


KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner.

KQS - Kawasaki Quick Shifter


KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless up- and downshifts.

Assist & Slipper Clutch


Based on racing technology, the Assist & Slipper Clutch acts as both a back-torque limiter and a self-servo mechanism that enables a lighter clutch lever pull.

KTRC (3-mode)


3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Kawasaki's most advanced traction control system, offers a selection of modes to suit a variety of riding situations, from sport riding to touring.

Power Modes


Power Mode selection allows engine power delivery to be changed to suit the riding situation.

Electronic Cruise Control


Electronic Cruise Control allows vehicle speed to be fixed. Rider support technology that helps reduce rider fatigue on long trips and contributes to increased touring comfort.

Dual Throttle Valves


Dual Throttle Valves offer increased power and greater ease of use care of a second set of ECU-controlled throttle valves.

Economical Riding Indicator


The Economical Riding Indicator is a mark appearing on the instrument panel to indicate favourable fuel consumption, encouraging fuel efficient riding.

Smartphone Connectivity


Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.

Available Colours

Emerald Blazed Green / Pearl Storm Grey (SE)
Metallic Carbon Grey / Metallic Spark Black (SE)
Candy Lime green / Metallic Spark Black
Pearl Flat Stardust White / Metallic Flat Spark Black

Specification

Engine

Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,043 cm³
Bore x stroke 77 x 56 mm
Compression ratio 10:3:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition Digital
Starting System Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Brakes & Suspension

Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork with stepless rebound damping (right side) and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability
Performance & Transmission

Maximum power 88.2 kW {120 PS} / 9,000 rpm
Power down kit 85 kW Available
CO2 emission 137 g/km
Maximum torque 102 N•m {10.4 kgf•m} / 7,500 rpm
Fuel consumption 85 kW kit 5.7 l/100 km
CO2 emission 85 kW kit 137 g/km
Transmission 6-speed
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear Ratios 1st 2.692 (35/13)
Gear Ratios 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear Ratios 3rd 1.529 (26/17)
Gear Ratios 4th 1.304 (30/23)
Gear Ratios 5th 1.136 (25/22)
Gear Ratios 6th 0.958 (23/24)
Final reduction ratio 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame & Dimensions

Frame type Twin-tube, aluminium
Trail 106 mm
Wheel travel front 150 mm
Wheel travel rear 150 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right 34° / 34°
L x W x H 2,270 x 895 x 1,400 (1,465 mm high position screen) mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Ground clearance 150 mm
Fuel capacity 21 litres
Seat height 840 mm
Curb mass 250 kg