2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS

Seriously updated last year, the Versys 650 ABS received new Showa forks (damping in one leg, spring in the other) and KYB shock.

The front end was given all-new styling, with a larger windshield and a new headlights. The power was been increased, and to match that, the ABS system has new Nissin calipers and brake master cylinders.

The new instrument panel included a large analog tach, plus a digital readout for your speed. The ergonomics were been relaxed, and the Versys 650 ABS got new Dunlops last year. For 2016, only the colors change.

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2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, parallel twin
  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Bore x stroke: 83 x 60mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.8:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ dual 38mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Front suspension: 41mm forks w/ stepless adjustment for rebound damping and spring preload; 5.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Shock w/ remote spring preload adjustment /5.71 inches of travel
  • Front tires: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tires: 160/60 x 17
  • Front brakes: Dual 300m petal-style discs w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 220mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Optional
  • Frame: Perimeter-design high-tensile steel
  • Rake: 25°
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Wheelbase: 55.7 inches
  • Overall length: 85.2 inches
  • Overall width: 33.1 inches
  • Overall height: 55.1-57.1 inches
  • Ground clearance: 6.7 inches
  • Seat height: 33.1 inches
  • Curb weight: 476 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 Colors:

  • Metallic Matte Carbon Gray/Metallic Spark Black
  • Candy Matte Orange/Metallic Spark Black

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 Price:

  • MSRP: $7999

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