2024 Kawasaki Versys: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Model

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Kawasaki Versys (Credits: Kawasaki)
2011 Kawasaki Versys 1000(Credits: Kawasaki)

Kawasaki’s Versys lineup offers a diverse range of adventure motorcycles designed to cater to various riding styles and preferences.

History of the Versys Line-Up

Since its inception in 2007, the Versys series has been synonymous with versatility and capability. The introduction of the Versys 650 marked the beginning of a legacy, offering riders a do-it-all motorcycle with comfortable ergonomics and nimble handling. In 2010, Kawasaki expanded the lineup with the Versys 1000, catering to long-distance touring enthusiasts with its larger engine and touring-oriented features.

Kawasaki Versys (Credits: Kawasaki)
2006 Kawasaki Versys 650 (Credits: Kawasaki)

1. Kawasaki Versys-X 300

  • Starting Price: $6,199
  • Geared towards off-roading with spoke wheels and long-travel telescopic suspension forks.
  • Offers the highest ground clearance in the Versys series.
  • Ideal for beginners and urban commuters.
  • Specs: Parallel-Twin engine, 40 hp power, 19.2 lb-ft torque, 6-speed transmission, 32.1 in. seat height, 7.1 in. ground clearance.

2. Kawasaki Versys 650 LT

  • Base Price: $10,099
  • Dominates the mid-sized adventure motorcycle market.
  • Features a well-balanced 649cc parallel-twin engine.
  • Suitable for highways, twisty roads, and light gravel paths.
  • Comes with advanced tech including smartphone connectivity and Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) system.
  • Specs: Parallel-Twin engine, 56 hp power, 44.8 lb-ft torque, 6-speed transmission, 33.3 in. seat height, 6.7 in. ground clearance.

3. Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

  • Base Price: $18,899*
  • Offers a bold and aggressive design with excellent wind protection.
  • Powered by a de-tuned version of the Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX engine.
  • It is packed with advanced technology and rider aids, including Kawasaki Cornering Management Function, electronic cruise control, traction control, and electronic suspension control.
  • Specs: Inline-4 engine, 110 hp power, 75.23 lb-ft torque, 6-speed transmission, 33 in. seat height, 5.9 in. ground clearance.
Kawasaki Versys (Credits: Kawasaki)
2008 Kawasaki Versys 650 (Credits: Kawasaki)

Whether you’re a beginner looking for off-road adventures or a seasoned rider seeking long-distance touring capabilities, Kawasaki’s Versys lineup has something for everyone. From the budget-friendly Versys-X 300 to the technologically advanced Versys 1000 SE LT+, there’s a Versys model to suit your riding needs and preferences.


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