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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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