Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS

Well the good news is the Kawasaki Versys is not nearly as ugly as it used to be. The Versys has revised styling on the bike’s front end. It certainly had a face that only a mother would love and looks as though it's taken it's styling queues from the Ducati Multstrada.

Kawasaki claims to have boost both power and torque from the Versys’ 649cc parallel twin though the numbers aren't available yet. The 2015 Versys does get a new 41mm Showa inverted front fork with stepless pre-load and rebound adjustment. Then on the rear there’s a pre-load adjustable KYB shock. It has a new improved new front master cylinder and Nissin calipers gripping 300mm petal style discs, with ABS.

The ergonomics has also been updated with repositioned foot pegs and new rubber mounts for the engine and handlebar to reduce vibration. The windshield also gets an update which is now larger and has more adjustability. The Versys also has a larger fuel tank and increased load capacity.

The Versys 650 LT model is the lightweight touring bike option which adds KQR (Kawasaki Quick Release) saddlebags and handguards to the base Versys.

Australian release date, detailed specs and price are not yet available.

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