Before Buyimg my 2007 Kawasaki KLR650 from Rusty Palmers in Honesdale, PA. I really wanted to get the new Kawasaki Versys naked bike. This bike looks great. Up there with the Ducatis. I was disappointed that only the europeans would be able to buy this bike. I hope Kawasaki makes it available state side one day.
Regardless, I have included the specifications on this really cool bike.
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, 4- stroke parallel twin tuned for low-mid rpm torque response|
|Displacement||649 cm³ capacity|
|Suspension, front||Upside-down fork Fully adjustable long-stroke suspension|
|Suspension, rear||Gull-type aluminium swingarm|
|Brakes, front||Petal-disc brakes|
|Brakes, rear||Petal-disc brakes|
|Complies to EU emission limit||EURO 3|
Tuned for low-mid range torque
When tuning the 649 cm³ Parallel Twin engine of the new Kawasaki Versys, the engineers’ first priority was to find throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character. To optimise performance for everyday riding, care was taken to maximise low-mid range torque.
* Intake and exhaust cams with short operating angles move the torque curve toward the lower end of the rpm range.
* To achieve smooth power and torque curves, the exhaust system makes use of a balance tube.
* Fuel injection settings for the Versys were selected primarily to deliver a strong powerful feeling when the throttle is opened.
* Performance and feel were optimised for the mid-range (3,000-6,000 rpm).
The above settings result in a performance that favours speeds most used in everyday riding: the range in and around 80-120 km/h.
A reassuring feeling combined with that hard to define fluid response to your every action, that’s Versys. The dynamic and commanding upright seating position offers the perfect view for a flowing ride through dense city traffic or twisty country roads.
The 649cc parallel twin engine is tuned to respond at any rpm, especially down low. When they demand instant power, a Versys rider is never left short.
With the distinctive handling characteristics and the optimised feedback of the Versys, riders will find that they really can call the shots, nailing their chosen line with ease or attacking an apex with precision. And above all, the long-stroke suspension delivers the freedom for fun even on rough roads.
At the very heart of motorcycling lies the singular enjoyment of the ride – not merely negotiating the conditions, but revelling in them. Like a surfer on a wave, you’ll make each ride your own.
The spirit of street surfing – that’s the fluid spirit and response of the Kawasaki Versys.