Kawasaki Versys 650 2015. Details and photo gallery

Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 comes with an important facelift. But besides the design, there are just a few new features regarding the middleweight street-oriented adventure.

We already knew that Kawasaki was set to unveil the Versys 650 and Versys 1000 at Intermot 2014. And there were speculations that Kawasaki will develop a bigger engine for the small Versys. But they were completely wrong, as the Japanese had put on the bike the same 649 cc twin-cylinder.

On the other hand, Kawasaki says that the engine of the new Versys 650 boosts more power – 69 hp at 8.5000 rpm (5 hp more) and a torque of 64 NM (4 NM more). Kawasaki Versys 650 should be better at medium range rpm (3.000-6.000) with an increased performance at high revs due to a new exhaust, according to the press release.

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Kawasaki Versys 650 is presented as a perfect all-rounder

So, the big news is the new design. Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 has a completely new front end which gives the bike a more aggressive stance, with that new twin headlight which resembles all the Kawasaki sport machines design theme.

As for the rest of the technical details, the new Versys has a completely adjustable fork (separated functions for each tube) and 17 inches wheels.

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Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 uses the same twin-cylinder engine

Kawasaki Verys 650 2015 has also got a larger-volume fuel tank (21 litres) and wider, more confortable handlebar which gives an upright position. Also, the footpegs are repositioned (lowered and pushed ahead) and should give a more relaxed riding position. Another comfort feature is the adjustable wind screen (60 mm range).

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Kawasaki also says that the front engine mounts were changed to reduce vibrations. Also, the rear frame was reinforced to allow increased payload.

Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 comes with a lot of accessories, including new panniers and LED fog lamps.

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Kawasaki Versys 650 2015 techspecs

ENGINE

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
649 cm3
Bore x stroke – 83.0 x 60.0 mm
DOHC, 8 valves
51.0 kW {69 PS} / 8,500 min
64.0 N.m {6.5 kgf.m} / 7,000 min

FRAME

Tubular diamond, high-tensile steel frame
Wheel travel, front 150 mm
Wheel travel, rear 145 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)

TRANSMISSION

6-speed
Sealed Chain
Wet multi-disc clutch, manual

BRAKES
Front: Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs; Caliper: Dual piston
Rear:  Single ø250 mm petal disc; Caliper: Single-piston

SUSPENSION
Front: ø41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping (right-side) and adjustable preload (left-side)
Rear: Offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability

DIMENSIONS

Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,165 x 840 x 1,400/1,450
Wheelbase 1,415 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Fuel capacity 21 litres
Seat height 840 mm
Curb Mass 214 / 216 (ABS) kg

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