Kawasaki Versys 650 Motorbikes For Sale

Kawasaki Versys 650
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Launch RRP: £7,800
Insurance Costs: 6 of 10

What Is It?

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is a mid-range adventure bike and is powered by a Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled 649 cc parallel twin engine, producing 65.7 bhp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque at 7,000 rpm. Restricted for the A2 licence it puts out 47 bhp at 7,900 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • Dual 300 mm wavy discs up front with Nissin two piston calipers
  • 250 mm wavy disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • Adjustable 41 mm upside down fork with 150 mm travel
  • Rear shock with remote pre-load adjustment and 145 mm travel
  • 2-level traction control
  • 4.3" TFT dash with connectivity
  • LED lighting all round
  • Side stand
  • 2->1 exhaust system
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2015-2021 model there's a modern TFT dash with a gear indicator, new nose styling to match the Versys 1000, an improved screen which can now be adjusted from the rider's side over 4 positions, traction control and LED lighting however it's 2 kg heavier.

To keep the weight centralised and low Kawasaki have kept the exhaust short and under the engine. The panniers fit into integrated mounts so the bike looks clean when they are off.

The 6-spoke 17" wheels take a Dunlop Sportmax 120/70 tyre at the front and a 160/60 at the rear.

Accessories include the 28 litre colour coded panniers, 42 / 47 litre top box, USB port, LED fog lights, handguards, heated grips, 12V socket, comfort seat and a variety of screens.

Colours: Black, green, red/silver

Did You Know?

The name is a combination of Versatile and System. It's also known as the KLE650.


Capacity: 649 cc (average)

Power: 68 bhp, 51 kW (average)

Red Line: 10,000 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 115 mph, 185 km/h (high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 50 mpg, 5.6 l/100km, 17.7 km/l (average)

Range: 230 miles, 370 km (high)

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

Seat Height: 845 mm, 33.3 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 219 kg, 483 pounds (heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.311 bhp/kg, 0.232 kW/kg

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

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Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Good looking all-rounder
  • Acceleration
  • Economy
  • Handling
  • Weight

Any Downsides?

  • No lean angle aware rider aids

More Info

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