2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and 650 LT Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and 650 LT for sale

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT

Based on the long-running Kawasaki Ninja 650, the 2020 Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT are Kawasaki’s nominal midweight entrants into the ADV category.

While the suspension travel is a bit longer than a pure street motorcycle, the Versys 650s are pavement-only motorcycles at heart, featuring street tires mounted on 17-inch rims at both ends.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and 650 LT Buyer's Guide: Specs & Price That’s not to say the Versys 650s can’t take on a dirt road. As long as the road is in good shape, feel free to take a spin—the chassis and plastic are designed to offer the rest of the motorcycle some protection from flung rocks.

As a do-it-all motorcycle, the standard Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS is difficult to beat. It can be a sportbike, an excellent commuter, and an adventure motorcycle in a pinch.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 priceThe Kawasaki Versys 650 LT (not shown) is the same motorcycle as the standard version, with bags and handguards added at a $900 premium. This adds touring to the many capabilities of the Versys 650 platform.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT Specs:

ENGINE

  • Type: Parallel twin
  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Bore x stroke: 83 x 60mm
  • Maximum torque: 47 ft/lbs @ 7000 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 10.8:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4vpc
  • Fueling: EFI w/ two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ positive neutral finder
  • Final drive: Sealed chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Double pipe diamond high-tensile steel
  • Front suspension; travel: Spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable Showa 41mm fork; 5.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Laid-down linkage-less spring-preload KYB shock; 5.7 inches
  • Tires: Dunlop Sportmax D222
  • Front tire: 120/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 160/60 x 17
  • Front brakes: 300mm petal rotors w/ two-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 250mm petal rotor w/ single-piston caliper
  • ABS: Standard

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and 650 LT for sale

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 55.7 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat height: 33.1 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Curb weight: 476 pounds (LT: 496 pounds)

COLOR:

  • Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Carbon Gray

PRICES:

  • 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS: $8299 MSRP
  • 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT: $9199 MSRP