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

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

 

Don Williams
Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 45 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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