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

2016 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

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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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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