* Tourer & Grand Tourer Editions Available
On any-street the new Versys 1000 offers maximum riding enjoyment. Solo or two-up, around the
corner or around the globe, a unique combination of a highly responsive In-Line Four
Cylinder engine plus a nimble chassis is a recipe for riding fun. Combine with the
upright riding position and you have a package that is an ideal city roamer
that really comes into its own on twisty mountain roads.
KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension)
The Versys 1000 SE model comes with KECS which is based on the semi-active system that debuting on the 2018 Ninja ZX-10R SE, KECS adapts to road and riding conditions in real time, providing the ideal amount of damping called for.
KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)
Complementing the Versys 1000’s exhilarating engine character, the SE model’s standard equipment includes a quick shifter that enables clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and quick and easy deceleration.
The quick shifter is also available as an accessory for the standard Versys 1000.
LED Cornering Lights
Lights built into the shrouds help illuminate the road when cornering at night. Each of the three lights has a fixed direction and is activated based on lean angle. As the bike leans over, the lights come on in order, creating a wider illuminated path in the direction the bike is heading. These are not an accessory but only available on the SE model.
Integrated Riding Modes
Sport, Road, Rain, Rider (manual)
All-inclusive modes that link KTRC, Power Mode and KECS come only on the SE model and allow riders to efficiently set traction control, power delivery and suspension character to suit a given riding situation.
Complementing the Versys 1000 SE’s TFT dashboard is a Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel which enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.
Highly Durable Paint
Kawasaki’s new Highly Durable paint and Highly Durable matte paint on the Versys 1000 SE model feature a special coat that allows scratches to repair themselves, enabling the paint to maintain its high-quality finish.
Exciting In-Line Four Engine
A key to the Versys 1000’s fun factor, the exciting engine delivers more than just performance figures. The 1,043 cm3 In-line Four, tuned for flexibility, offers superb throttle response, strong torque at all rpm (especially in the low-mid range), and a seductive intake howl – ensuring riders are treated to a physically and aurally exhilarating sensation with every twist of the throttle. A change to Electronic Throttle Valves for 2019 enables the addition of Electronic Cruise Control, while also contributing to smooth power delivery.
Electronic Throttle Valves
Fun Sport Riding on a Variety of Streets/Conditions
Because real world riding occurs on streets that are often less than circuit smooth – road imperfections (bumps, potholes) are far from rare, and some streets are not even paved (cobblestone, etc) – Kawasaki engineers chose long-travel suspension to enable riders to carve corners with aplomb.
Assist & Slipper Clutch
Race-inspired clutch technology offers both a back-torque limiting function as well as a very light feel at the lever.
Upright riding position
Spacious, upright riding position offers a high level of machine control in various conditions while contributing to rider comfort.
KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)
IMU-Equipped Total Engine & Chassis Management Package
Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modelling software and feedback from a compact Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner – from entry, through the apex, to corner exit – modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner.
KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)
Three modes cover a wide range of riding conditions, offering either enhanced sport riding performance or the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.