Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT

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

A new model last year, the Kawasaki Versys 650 LT returns unchanged for 2106. That’s no problem as the LT is a highly competent light-duty touring bike with a bit of adventure capabilities.

The 28-liter hard bags, which turn the standard Versys 650 into an LT, have a quick-release feature that makes the bags easy to load and take into a hotel room. The torquey motor is capable on the Interstate, while the Ninja-based chassis does well in the twisties.

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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 tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 160/60 x 17
  • Front brakes: Dual 300m petal-style discs w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 250mm 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: 37.2 inches
  • Overall height: 55.1-57.1 inches
  • Ground clearance: 6.7 inches
  • Seat height: 33.1 inches
  • Curb weight: 496 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month limited

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT Colors:

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

2016 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT Price:

  • MSRP $8899

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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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