Bike adventures are life’s best adventures. Every day brings opportunity for fresh challenges. Beyond the roads you know lie whole new vistas. Unknown roads are easier and faraway places nearer with the Versys 1000. When Adventure Calls, you and the Versys 1000 have the answer. ANY ROAD. ANY TIME.

Performance Mile After Mile

Open-road adventure awaits when you ride the Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle. Featuring state-of-the-art electronics and highest-in-class comfort levels, you’ll find next-level adventure aboard the Versys 1000 SE LT+.

Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension

The Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle’s advanced suspension system adapts to riding conditions, providing the ideal amount of damping in real time. The system incorporates Showa’s Skyhook EERA (Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment) technology, carefully tuned by Kawasaki engineers to preserve a sporty riding character while delivering a smoother ride. EERA continually adapts to the road surface in real time to enable light steering on highways and a more planted feel in wet conditions.

Ride with Confidence

Integrated Riding Modes allow you to adjust traction control, power delivery and suspension character at the touch of a button, delivering confident riding in a variety of situations.

Take Control from Your Phone

Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log, phone notifications, and general settings.*RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.

Ride Easy

A simple press of a button allows you to set a desired speed to enable relaxed cruising and enhanced riding comfort.

Go farther

With both touring and town riding in mind, the Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle is tuned for flexibility making it just as comfortable cruising at low rpm as it is when ridden on winding roads in the mid- to high-rpm range.

Powerful & Efficient

The liquid-cooled, DOHC 1,043cc engine offers superb throttle response, strong torque across the rpm range and an enticing intake howl. Thanks to optimized fuel-injection settings, power delivery is linear and smooth for easy control and maneuverability at low rpm.

Smooth & Responsive Power

Electronic Throttle Valves enable the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to control the volume of both fuel and air delivered to the engine, resulting in smooth, natural engine response and output. Electronic Cruise Control is made possible also by the Electronic Throttle Valves.


Assist and Slipper clutch technology offers a light lever pull plus a back-torque limiting function. When excessive engine braking occurs the slipper cam relieves pressure on the clutch plates to help prevent the rear tire from hopping or skidding.

Confidence Inspiring

Highly rigid 4-piston, radial mount, monobloc front brake calipers grip large 310mm petal discs and pair with a radial-pump front master brake cylinder to produce superb feel and potent stopping power.

Smooth & Adaptive

Long-travel suspension delivers a smooth ride on imperfect roads, allowing you to ride with confidence on various road conditions.

State-of-the-Art Technology

Key enhancements bring Kawasaki’s finest electronic management technology to the Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle, resulting in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists your ability to adapt to a wide range of street riding conditions.

Inertial Measurement Unit

Compact IMU monitors inertia along 5 degrees of freedom. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured. The yaw rate is calculated using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. Inputs from the IMU give the ECU software an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation.

Kawasaki Cornering Management Function

From the entry, through the apex, to the corner exit, KCMF modulates brake force (KIBS) and engine power (KTRC) to facilitate smooth transitions from acceleration to braking, to assist you in tracing your intended line through the corner.2020 model shown.

Kawasaki Traction Control

Kawasaki Traction Control covers a wide range of riding conditions, offering enhanced sport riding performance and peace of mind while you’re on the road. When turned on, you can select between three modes to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding.

Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System

Kawasaki’s supersport-grade, high-precision brake management system is standard on the Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle. High-precision brake pressure control enables the hydraulic pressure to be modulated in much smaller increments than standard ABS systems, conserving lever feel when KIBS is active and ensuring ABS pulses feel light.

Kawasaki Quick Shifter

Dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and smooth deceleration.

Selectable Power Control

The Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle comes with two power modes: Full and Low-allowing you to select power delivery to suit your preference and riding conditions.

Optimal Visibility

The Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle offers bright and white lighting via twin LED headlamps and LED taillight and license plate lighting.

Sleek & Comfortable

With a design that boasts flowing body lines traceable from front to rear, the Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle’s styling highlights its fun, sporty nature while keeping rider and passenger comfort paramount.

Signature Kawasaki Styling

The design of the upper cowl and surrounding bodywork convey a strong Kawasaki Identity while also providing functional benefits. Along with adding to the Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle’s aggressive look, the upper cowling and wide fairings provide enhanced weather protection and comfort for longer rides.2020 model shown.

Sleek & Functional

The front fender provides ample protection for the fork inner tubes, while long, slim reflectors combine to form a sporty look.

Sporty Look & Performance

A compact, short muffler contributes to a tight aesthetic and detailed finish. Connector pipes on the header connect 1-4 and 2-3 contributing to performance at all rpm.

All-day Comfort

A wide handlebar offers easy control and a natural grip, contributing to a relaxed upright stance while low and forward footpeg placements contribute to a spacious riding position.2020 model shown.

Easy Adjustability

For optimal control and comfort, a 6-way adjustable brake lever and a 5-way adjustable clutch lever allow you to choose the position that suits your hand size and preference.

Equipped for Adventure

The Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle comes packed with premium touring features and the latest technology to give you and your passengers a convenient and comfortable ride whether you’re touring mile after mile of open road or taking on busy city streets.

Go the Distance

Superb fuel efficiency combined with a 5.5-gallon fuel tank means less stops at the pump and outstanding cruising range.

Fully Adjustable

The large adjustable windscreen is vented to smooth the airflow and reduce buffeting. A stepless adjustment system allows height to be tailored to your preference.

Take it All with You

KQR 28-liter saddlebags are easily attached and removed without tools for increased convenience. The Versys 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle can accommodate both an accessory top case and the standard hard saddlebags simultaneously.


  • Maximum Power

    88.2 kW {120 PS} / 9,000 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    102.0 N.m {10.4 kgf.m} / 7,500 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke In-Line Four

  • Displacement

    1,043 cm3

  • Bore x Stroke

    77.0 × 56.0mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 16 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o38 mm x 4

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced Wet Sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    1.627 (83/51)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    2.692 (35/13)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    1.950 (39/20)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.529 (26/17)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.304 (30/23)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    1.136 (25/22)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    0.958 (23/24)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    2.867 (43/15)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Twin tube, aluminium

  • Front Suspension

    o43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping (right-side) and spring preload adjustability

  • Rear Suspension

    Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability

  • Front Wheel Travel


  • Rear Wheel Travel


  • Rake


  • Trail


  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    34? / 34?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

  • Rear Tyre

    180/55ZR17M/C (73W)

  • Front Brake/s

    Dual semi- loating o310 mm petal discs

  • Front Caliper/s

    Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston

  • Rear Brake

    Single o250 mm petal disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2270 × 950 × 1490mm

  • Overall Length


  • Overall Width


  • Overall Height


  • Wheelbase


  • Road Clearance


  • Seat Height


  • Curb Mass

    255 kg

  • Fuel Capacity


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