Versys 650

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Engine :4-stroke Parallel Twin
Type :Liquid-cooled
Displacement :649 cc
Valve System :DOHC 8 Valves
Power :51 kW {69 PS} / 8,500 rpm
Torque :64 N.m {6.5 kgf.m} / 7,000

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The 649 cm3 Parallel Twin engine’s tuning is focused on achieving a throttle response that balances a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character.
With Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®), the engine delivers a smooth, responsive performance with strong mid-range power for an exhilarating ride.

When opening the throttle, riders will notice an extremely smooth and powerful engine character that offers both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges.

Engine updates have also resulted in an increased high-rpm performance and improved fuel economy.


Sharp new looks give the Versys 650 a stronger Kawasaki identity, while reflecting the sporty nature of its fun, versatile package. But the looks are also functional, offering a balance of style, wind protection, aerodynamics and airflow management.
The new upper cowl features a horizontally split design that reinforces the compact and sporty image of the Versys 650.

Along with the sporty designed front fender, the aggressive new design contributes to a strong Kawasaki identity.


The compact engine and slim frame result in a design that is narrow at the knees and feet. Re-positioned foot-pegs offer a more relaxed position, making it easier for riders to spend more time in the saddle.
The combination of a compact Parallel Twin engine and a narrow, lightweight trellis frame enabled by the offset lay-down rear suspension, contributes to the slim design and makes it easier for riders to reach the ground with their feet.


The larger windscreen with a 60 mm range can be adjusted without tools, allowing riders to tailor their wind and weather protection.
With this windscreen, not only does this help reduce wind noise and helmet buffeting, but it also creates a serene space behind which high-speed riding can be enjoyed.

The new cowling design helps direct airflow away and around the rider.


Engine & Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cc
Bore and Stroke 83.0 mm x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2
Fuel Type / Minimum Octane Rating Unleaded petrol
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 6 speed, return
Maximum power 51 kW {69 PS} / 8,500 rpm
Maximum power with Ram Air -
Maximum torque 64 N.m {6.5 kgf.m} / 7,000 rpm
Dimensions & Chassis
Frame Type Diamond, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail 25° / 108 mm
Tyre - Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre - Rear 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Wheelbase 1,415 mm
Ground clearance 170 mm
Seat height 840 mm
Curb mass 216 kg
Fuel capacity 21 Litres
Overall Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,165 x 840 x 1,400 mm
Brakes & Suspension
Front / Wheel Travel ø41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping (right-side) and adjustable preload (left-side)/ 150 mm
Rear / Wheel Travel Offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability/145 mm
Brake - Front Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs
Caliper - Front Dual 2-piston
Brake - Rear Single ø250 mm petal disc
Caliper - Rear Single-piston