Kawasaki Versys 1000 Motorbikes For Sale

Kawasaki Versys 1000
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Current Prices: £13,600–£9,100
Insurance Costs: 9 of 10

What Is It?

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is a premium adventure bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 1,043 cc inline four engine, producing 118.3 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 7,500 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310 mm wavy discs up front with four piston calipers
  • 250 mm wavy disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Bosch cornering ABS system
  • Adjustable 43 mm upside down fork with 150 mm travel
  • Remotely adjustable rear shock with 152 mm travel
  • Ride modes: Rain, Road, Sport
  • Traction control
  • Cruise control
  • Assist and slipper clutch
  • Adjustable screen
  • LED lighting all round
  • 12V socket
  • Centre stand
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2015-2018 Versys the bodywork has been sharpened up, the exhaust is a new cleaner design with prettier down pipes, cruise control has been added with a small engine tweak to introduce electronic throttle valves, it now boasts cornering ABS and the 12V socket is now standard but weight is up 7 kg.

The 6-spoke 17" wheels take a Bridgestone Battlax T31 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.

The £14,400 SE edition gets you the Showa super fast electronic semi-active suspension (related to the Ninja ZX-10R SE, can be set from an app), the quickshifter, fancy TFT dash, LED cornering lights (blanked off on the base model), custom riding mode, heated grips, hand guards, tall screen and a better "self healing" paint finish.

The £11,900 Tourer edition adds the panniers while the £12,700 Grand Tourer also includes the top box and both are available with the SE spec for £15,100 and £15,900.

Accessories include the 20 mm lower seat, tall screen, heated grips, hand guards, fog lights, panniers and top box.

  • 2019: White/black/green, orange/black, black/white, green
  • 2020: Green/grey, black/white, green/black, white/green/black
  • 2021: Green/grey, red/grey


Launch RRP: £11,200

Capacity: 1,043 cc (high)

Power: 118 bhp, 88 kW (high)

Red Line: 10,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 145 mph, 233 km/h (high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 45 mpg, 6.3 l/100km, 15.9 km/l (average)

Range: 210 miles, 338 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 21.0 litres, 5.5 US gallons (very high)

Seat Height: 840 mm, 33.1 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 257 kg, 567 pounds (very heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.459 bhp/kg, 0.342 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

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Model History & Updates

2021: New £13,000 S version added below the SE with all of the SE upgrades apart from the fancy semi-active suspension. The SE gets a new Showa "Skyhook" semi-active suspension algorithm.


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