2014 Kawasaki VERSYS

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Was $7,999.00

Stock Image: Candy Lime Green

Stock Image: Candy Lime Green

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The Kawasaki Versys is a rare exception to the old adage, “jack of all trades, master of none.” This motorcycle’s relaxed riding position makes it ideal for daily commuting, while a Ninja-like sporting spirit lets it tackle serpentine roads with the competence of a hard-core sportbike. Its efficient 649cc parallel-twin engine and overall layout also make short work out of covering long distances. Versys really is a jack of all trades, and it truly masters the art of being a great motorcycle!

Key Features

• NEW ABS brakes offer excellent performance and enhanced confidence in adverse conditions

• Amazingly versatile motorcycle is exceptionally comfortable to ride in a variety of situations, from commuting, to backroads, to touring and even track days

• 649cc parallel twin with digital fuel injection (DFI®) provides smooth, responsive power

• Long-travel fork delivers excellent performance over a wide range of situations

• Adjustable single-shock rear suspension offers progressive damping as suspension load increases

• 3-way adjustable windscreen allows customizable wind protection

• Aluminum swingarm and 17-inch cast aluminum wheels reduce unsprung weight for better ride quality

• Under-engine exhaust promotes better weight centralization

• Aggressive styling gives the Versys a distinctive look

649cc DOHC Parallel Twin-cylinder Engine

• Most compact engine in its category helps reduce the dimensions of the entire motorcycle

• Triangular crank and transmission shaft layout keeps it short front to back

• Semi-dry sump oil system reduces overall engine height

• Narrow, chrome composite-plated aluminum cylinders help reduce engine width

• Tuned to deliver smooth, responsive power in the low to mid-rpm range for exceptional roll-on response ideal for negotiating city traffic, tight backroads and anything in between

• 180-degree crankshaft and a balancer shaft produce a remarkably smooth engine

• Oil jets on the connecting rod ends spray oil on the undersides of the pistons to aid cooling

• Under-engine muffler with 3-way catalyzer aids mass centralization for light handling and great looks

Liquid Cooling

• Engine temperatures stay consistent for long engine life and sustained power in tough conditions

• Closer engine tolerances mean more horsepower

• Coolant routed through the engine cases reduces the number of external hoses

Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®)

• A pair of 38mm Keihin throttle bodies with ECU-controlled sub-throttle valves mean optimum performance and rideability

• Sub-throttles, located behind the main throttle valves, give the Versys precise throttle response and great feel as well

• An automatic fast idle system makes starting and warm-up easy, even on cold days

• Precise fuel injection provides great fuel mileage, and the 3-way catalyzer significantly reduces emissions

Six-speed Transmission

• Versys’ racing-style cassette transmission uses a compact layout that’s easily removable as a single unit from the engine cases for much easier gearbox maintenance

Slender Trellis Frame

• Versys’ exotic-looking trellis frame is small, light and narrow at the knees and pegs for excellent comfort and control

• 3D computer analysis in the design process achieved optimum stiffness balance for superior ride and handling

Single Shock Rear Suspension

• A distinctive aluminum gull-wing swingarm controlled by a lay-down single shock complements the distinctive frame design, with an integrated line flowing from steering head to rear hub

• The short, compact frame and engine design allow the swingarm to be longer, which improves overall handling

• The Showa shock has adjustable preload and rebound damping, and uses a free piston and two-stage damping valves for smooth action during initial compression that becomes firmer near the end of the stroke for a more planted feel

Adjustable Long-travel Front Fork

• A long-travel 41mm inverted fork delivers excellent performance over a wide range of conditions

• Tapered, relatively short outer tubes help provide the ideal stiffness balance to complement frame stiffness and chassis settings

• Fork height, spring preload and rebound damping can be adjusted to fine-tune the suspension to specific conditions, riding styles and loads

NEW Anti-Lock Disc Brakes

• NEW ABS brakes offer excellent performance and enhanced confidence in adverse conditions

• Dual 300mm petal-style rotors with two-piston calipers in front and a single 220mm petal rotor with a single-piston caliper in back provide plenty of stopping power

• Same rotor design as found on the Ninja® supersport machines; petal design rotors offer improved cooling and warp resistance compared to traditional discs

Six-spoke Wheels

• Like the ones you’ll find on the Ninja ZX™-6R and ZX-10R, these six-spoke wheels use less material between spokes so rim thickness is reduced along with overall wheel weight

• Lighter wheels increase overall performance – suspension, handling, acceleration/deceleration and initial turn-in

Very Comfortable Ergonomics

• Each section of the two-piece seat was designed with a different thickness and firmness of foam to optimize comfort for both rider and passenger

• An easy-to-read instrument panel has a large analog tachometer and digital readout for the speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters and clock. White LED backlighting provides increased visibility at night

• Grab rails, seat cover material, and a comfortable seating position make the Versys more fun and less stressful for passengers

• Rubber bushings at the rear engine mounts and hollow rubber-covered footpegs result in reduced engine vibration and a more comfortable ride

Unique Bodywork

• The fairing, stacked dual headlight, front fender and mirrors, and a Z1000-style LED tail light give the Versys a distinctly bold and high-tech appearance

• The windscreen provides a large still-air pocket for comfort, and its three-position adjustability makes it adaptable to fit a variety of riders and climates

  • Engine: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder parallel twin
  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 83.0 x 60.0 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 10.6:1
  • Cooling System: Liquid
  • Fuel System: Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Six-Speed
  • Final Drive: O-Ring Chain
  • Frame Type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
  • Rake/Trail: 25 deg./4.3 in.
  • Wheelbase: 55.7 in.
  • Front Tire Size: 120/70-17
  • Rear Tire Size: 160/60-17
  • Front Suspension / Wheel Travel: 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload / 5.9 in.
  • Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel: Single offset laydown shock with 13-position adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 5.7 in.
  • Front brakes: Dual 300mm petal discs with two-piston caliper
  • Rear brakes: Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
  • Seat Height: 33.3 in.
  • Curb Weight: 454.2 lb.
  • Overall Length: 83.7 in.
  • Overall Width: 33.1 in.
  • Overall Height: 52.4 in.
  • Color(s): Candy Lime Green, Ebony
  • Warranty: 12 months
  • Good Times™ Protection Plan: 12, 24, 36 or 48 months plans are available



Engine Type
Four-stroke, DOHC, four valves per cylinder parallel twin
Bore and Stroke
83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
TCBI with electronic advance


Front Suspension
41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload / 5.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Single offset laydown shock with 13-position adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 5.7 in. travel
Front Brakes
Dual 300mm petal discs with two-piston caliper
Rear Brakes
Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire
Rear Tire


55.7 in.
Seat Height
33.3 in.
25 deg.
4.3 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.0 gal.
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 454.2 lb.


Final Drive
O-Ring Chain


Standard: Digital
Standard: Analog
Standard: Digital
Candy Lime Green, Ebony
12 months