2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT

2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT | Motorcycle Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT

Although it has the trappings of an adventure bike, the 2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT is definitely a sport-touring mount.

Sharing the motor used to power the sport-focused Ninja 1000, the 1000 LT will be ready for high-speed riding. Technology is not in short supply, as the Versys 1000 LT has three-mode traction control, power modes, a slipper clutch, ABS, and an indicator to help reduce fuel consumptino.

KYB does the long-travel suspension (though this is an on-road bike) and the 28-liter hard saddlebags have a quick-release system.

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2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, inline-4
  • Displacement: 1043cc
  • Bore x stroke: 77 x 56mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.3:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ four 38mm Keihin throttle bodies w/ oval sub-throttles
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Front suspension: Inverted 43mm KYB forks w/ rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; 5.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Horizontally mounted shock w/ rebound damping and spring preload adjustability; 5.9 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: 180/55 ZR17
  • Front brakes: Dual 310mm petal rotors w/ radial-mount 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 250mm petal rotor w/ 2-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard
  • Frame: Twin-spar aluminum
  • Rake: 27°
  • Trail: 4.0 inches
  • Wheelbase: 59.8 inches
  • Overall length: 88.2 inches
  • Overall width: 40.4 inches
  • Overall height: 55.1-57.7 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.9 inches
  • Seat height: 33.1 inches
  • Curb weight: 549 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limites

2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Colors:

  • Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black

2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Price:

  • MSRP $12,999

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