Kawasaki Versys 1000 For Sale

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Kawasaki Versys 1000
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Current Prices: £5,700–£4,300
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 116.4 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 7,700 rpm. The engine is basically the same as the Z1000 but tuned for increased power lower down the rev range with smooth delivery.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame / swingarm with Steel tubular rear frame
  • Dual 300 mm wavy discs up front with Tokico four piston calipers
  • 250 mm wavy disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Bosch ABS system
  • Adjustable 43 mm KYB fork with 150 mm travel
  • Adjustable horizontal rear shock with 150 mm travel
  • 3-level traction control with off mode
  • Low power mode (90 bhp)
  • 4->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox

The screen is adjustable over 30 mm, but only from the front and there is also a reasonable underseat storage area for wet weather gear. Accessories include the top box, Givi panniers and 12V socket.

The 6-spoke 17" wheels take a Pirelli Scorpion Trail 120/70 tyre at the front and 180/55 at the rear.

  • 2012: Brown, white
  • 2013: Grey, orange/black
  • 2014: Black, green/black
Did You Know?

It's also known as the KLZ1000.

Specs

Launch RRP: £9,500

Capacity: 1,043 cc (high)

Power: 116 bhp / 87 kW (high)

Red Line: 10,000 rpm (average)

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

Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)

Range: 210 miles / 338 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 21.0 litres / 4.6 gallons (very high)

Seat Height: 845 mm / 33.3 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 239 kg / 527 pounds (heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.485 bhp/kg / 0.362 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

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Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • All round capability
  • Comfy seat

Any Downsides?

  • Funky headlight
  • No centre stand

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2014
£5,700
£4,550
£4,000
10,200
2013
£5,400
£4,300
£3,800
11,900
2012
£5,400
£4,300
£3,800
13,400
Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
2014
118
26
144
130 / month
2013
143
26
169
79 / month
2012
169
34
203
95 / month

Source: DVLA

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