2014 Kawasaki Versys Tourer

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The Kawasaki Versys Tourer is a fast and practical motorcycle that is fitted with a wide range of features which make it the perfect partner for long distances.

It is equipped with a set of spacious colour matched panniers, a sporty vario screen with adjustable top screen and a top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector featuring the Versys model logo.

At the heart of the motorcycle sits a liquid - cooled, 4 - stroke parallel twin, DOHC engine with a displacement of 649 cm³. The unit generates a maximum power of 47 KW (64 PS) at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 61 NM (6.2 KgfM) at 6,800 rpm. All this power is transferred to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a tubular diamond, high-tensile steel frame.

Hit the jump for more information ot the Kawasaki Versys Tourer.

Overview

Kawasaki Versys Tourer

Versys Tourer

Stretching a long day’s ride into the weekend, the Versys Tourer is a go anywhere machine complete with additional colour matched panniers and vario screen.

2014 Kawasaki Versys Tourer Key Features:

Kawasaki Versys Tourer

Vario screen

Scratch resistant screen with adjustable top screen. Designed to reduce wind pressure and to improve aerodynamics. Three different settings (raised, standard, tilted forward).

Tank pad

Kawasaki Versys Tourer

Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector featuring the Versys model logo, black or semi-transparent allowing the tank colour to show through.

Pannier Bags

These Kawasaki branded zip up nylon pannier inner bags feature convenient carry handles and shoulder straps allowing you to safely store your gear with 34 litres of capacity in each bag.

Pannier system (2x35L)

Kawasaki Versys Tourer

Rigid, steel bracket with black powder-coating and handgrip function. Lockable Monokey pannier cases with 2 x 35 litre capacity. Will fit most full face helmets. Including covers in body colour. Topcase and Panniers can not be combined.

Versys handguards

The Versys handguards are equipped with a stong aluminum bar and have Kawasaki-branded shells. They provide excellent protection.

ABS

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle’s wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment. And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.

Dual Throttle Valves

Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased. Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider’s intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.

Specifications

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement649 cm³
Bore x stroke83 x 60 mm
Compression ratio10.6:1
Valve/Induction systemDOHC, 8 valves
Fuel systemFuel injection: ø38 mm x 2 (Keihin)
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Maximum power47 kW 64 PS / 8,000 rpm. 25 kW 34 PS / 6,500 rpm (25 kW kit)
Maximum torque61 N•m 6.2 kgf•m / 6,800 rpm
Transmission6-speed, return
Final DriveSealed chain
Primary reduction ratio2.095 (88/42)
Gear ratios: 1st2.438 (39/16)
Gear ratios: 2nd1.714 (36/21)
Gear ratios: 3rd1.333 (32/24)
Gear ratios: 4th1.111 (30/27)
Gear ratios: 5th0.966 (28/29)
Gear ratios: 6th0.852 (23/27)
Final reduction ratio3.067 (46/15)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Frame typeTubular diamond, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail25° / 108 mm
Wheel travel, front150 mm
Wheel travel, rear145 mm
Tyre, front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Steering angle, left / right35° / 35°
Brakes, frontDual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual piston
Brakes, rearSingle 220 mm petal disc Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension, front41 mm inverted telescopic fork with stepless (right-side) adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload
Suspension, rearOffset laydown single-shock with 13-way adjustable rebound damping and 7-way adjustable preload
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,125 mm x 840 mm x 1,330 mm
Wheelbase1,415 mm
Ground Clearance180 mm
Fuel capacity19 litres
Seat height845 mm
Curb Mass206 kg / 209 kg (ABS) (excl. accessories)
Color OptionsPearl Shining Yellow, Metallic Spark Black

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