Kawasaki Versys 1000 For Sale

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Kawasaki Versys 1000
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Insurance Costs: 9 of 10
Current Prices: £5,600–£3,600

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.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • All round capability
  • Comfy seat

Any Downsides?

  • Funky headlight
  • No centre stand

Specs

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 Ratio: 0.485 bhp/kg / 0.362 kW/kg

Launch RRP: £9,500

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2012 £4,500 £3,600 £3,150 12,800
2013 £5,000 £4,000 £3,500 11,000
2014 £5,600 £4,500 £3,900 9,100
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Popularity & How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2012 170 32 202 86 / month
2013 154 20 174 93 / month
2014 120 24 144 30 / month

Source: DVLA