Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Highlights

The 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT is a sharply styled fairing that incorporates aggressively slanted twin headlamps, plus adding a larger and more adjustable screen. Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT packs in all the great features of the immensely popular Versys 650 but with the power, smoothness and performance of a 1,043cc inline four-cylinder engine that is engineered to deliver plenty of torque but utter dependability. It is also crammed with features, such as the three-mode KTRC traction control, selectable engine Power Modes, ECO Economical Riding Indicator, ABS brakes and the Assist and Slipper Clutch. The 2015 Versys 1000 LT is its use of a clutch that features a mechanical assist and slipper design, which helps squeeze the friction plates during acceleration, yet reduces clamping force on deceleration. It still has the comfortable, upright riding position that allows you to stay on-board all day when touring, as well as long-travel suspension that helps ensure it can soak up the bumps on the road less travelled and also gives you a great view of the road ahead and good leverage on the handlebar when the roads become more challenging.. Adjustable suspension means it can easily be set to carry a passenger and a full load in its standard-fit KQR„ Hard Saddlebags, or entertain on twisty back roads. And with its 1-liter engine, the 2015 Versys 1000 LT motorcycle is guaranteed to deliver plenty of fun. Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT is equally adept at traversing interstate highways, taking you and all the gear you need to the remote paved locations we all dream of.

Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT New Features

  • Proven 1,043cc, inline, 4-cylinder engine
  • Aggressive front fairing styling
  • Standard KQR„ (Kawasaki Quick Release) 28-liter Hard Saddlebags, as well as Hand Guards to protect against the elements
  • Large windshield and center stand
  • Long-travel suspension with KYB inverted fork and horizontal back-link rear shock with remote preload adjuster
  • Comfortable, upright riding position
  • Rider technology such as ABS, ECO Economical Riding Indicator, 3- mode KTRC Traction Control, Assist and Slipper Clutch, engine Power Modes

Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Technical Details


Design: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Inline-four
Displacement: 1,043cc
Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 10.3 to 1
Cooling: Liquid
Fuel System: DFI with four 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Transmission: Six-speed, Constant mesh, Return shift
Ignition: TCBI with digital advance


Frame: Twin-spar aluminum
Rake/Trail: 27.0 degrees / 4.0 inches
Wheelbase: 59.8 inches
Front Suspension: KYB 43 mm inverted front fork with adjustable rebound and preload / 5.9 inches
Rear Suspension: Horizontal back-link shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload, remote preload adjuster / 5.9 inches
Front Tire: 120/70×17
Rear Tire: 180/55×17
Front Brakes: Dual 310 mm petal rotors with four-piston calipers and ABS
Rear Brakes: Single 250 mm petal rotor with single-piston caliper and ABS
Seat Height: 33.1 inches
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gallons
Curb Weight: 549.0 pounds
Colors: Candy Burnt Orange/Metallic Spark Black, Flat Ebony/Metallic Spark Black

Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Review

Ideal for long travel, Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT is a sport-tourer bike that features preload adjuster allowing the rider to adjust the rear shock when a passenger comes on board for a long ride. Comfortability is the best when it comes to a tourer and Versys 100 LT has it with an extended seating area to accommodate a rider and a passenger with wide handlebars and spacious leg room. The bike delivers graceful handling and balance grip that’s really astonishing. The fork is excellent in keeping us under control during the bikes most aggressive performance. The bike can dynamically enter corners with the rear wheel under control thanks to its powerful engine and soft clutch. The bike has 3 modes on its Kawasaki traction control (KTRC) system same while offers 2 power modes – Full or low for easy power shifting without getting major help from the T30 tires. The three-level KTRC aids in seamless riding experience whether on dry sport or riding to rain. How powerful is it? It€™s strong with 10,000 rpm hitting the red line. The bike can eat up the bumps with ease because of its smooth suspension. It€™s an agile bike with strong power unbelievable torque and chassis to go through hard pavements and wet morning rains. Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT is our choice for practical, user friendly and manageable touring motorcycle.

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