The Versys 650, created to conquer your city or leave it far behind. Designed to conquer the urban jungle, its ultimate potential comes to life equipped with enhanced touring features, transporting you, your passenger and luggage to the next big adventure.Dedicated features like an adjustable windscreen, colour TFT meter with smartphone connectivity, LED lighting and KTRC traction control ensure you enjoy every ride. Short office trip or weekend away, let the Versys 650 be your ultimate travel guide.

Highly versatile. Maximum riding excitement.

Offering a unique package comprising long-travel suspension & sporty 17” wheels, a slim, upright riding position and a compact Parallel-Twin engine tuned for low-mid range torque, the Versys 650 was designed to maximise rider enjoyment on the street – especially when the roads get twisty. The addition of rider support technology like KTRC contributes to the high level of rider confidence in a wide range of street-riding situations.

649 cc Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke Parallel Twin

Optimised for gratifying response in everyday riding situations, the exciting 649 cc Parallel Twin engine offers a smooth, linear response, strong low-mid range torque and favourable fuel economy.Non-current colour shown

Long-Travel Suspension and 17" Wheels

Not all streets in the real world are made of circuit-smooth pavement. Road imperfections (bumps, potholes) are far from rare, and some streets are not even paved (such as cobblestone, etc). While the Versys 650 was not designed for off-road use, its long-travel front fork and rear shock were specially selected to cope with a wide variety of street conditions, and, along with its 17” wheels, enable sporty riding. Further, the long-travel suspension provides an added dimension of controllability: the ability to consciously control the bike’s front-rear weight transfer gives riders an additional riding element to explore.Non-current colour shown

Slim, Upright Riding Position

Slim, upright position and wide handlebars offer a naturally relaxed posture and high controllability.Overseas model shown with optional Kawasaki accessories fitted. Non-current colour.

Kawasaki Traction Control

Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system provides both enhanced sport riding performance and the peace of mind under certain conditions to negotiate low-traction surfaces with confidence. Two modes allow riders to adjust settings to suit the riding situation and rider preference.Overseas model shown with optional Kawasaki accessories fitted. Non-current colour.

Capable adventure partner

Complementing updates to the upper cowl and windshield that offer increased wind protection for greater rider comfort on longer rides, a new 4.3” full-colour instrumentation with smartphone connectivity allows riders to connect with their machine like never before, adding to a richer motorcycle lifestyle.

TFT Colour Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity

The compact 4.3” all-digital TFT colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance. The meter also offers additional features unavailable on the previous model, including smartphone connectivity.

Four-position adjustable windshield

Together with the redesigned upper cowl, the windshield offers increased wind protection, contributing to greater rider comfort and adding to the Versys 650’s potential as a capable touring partner. The windshield’s total range of adjustability is approximately 80 mm, with the four positions spaced at 27 mm intervals. Its four positions can conveniently be adjusted from the rider’s seat. Designed in the wind tunnel, an accessory large windshield (100 mm taller) offers excellent wind protection.

USB Outlet (Accessory)

Complementing the accessory DC outlet, an accessory USB outlet features dual-covers for high water resistance. Both power sources can be built into the cockpit’s inner cover, where they would be ideally positioned for charging accessories or personal itemsNon-current colour shown

Panniers & Top Case (Accessory)

A 210 kg payload is plenty for carrying a passenger and luggage. The Versys 650 is able to accommodate both a top case and panniers simultaneously. Accessory panniers (28 litres, 5 kg max each) can each hold a full-face helmet. Kawasaki original-design accessory top case is rated for 5 kg, and with its 47-litre volume is large enough to fit two full-face helmets.Non-current colour shown

Numerous Accessories for More Comfortable Touring

LED fog lamps offer significantly increased illumination. Smoked windshields (available in standard and tall sizes) add to the bike’s sporty image. Revised hand covers offer increased wind protection, which translates to added comfort when riding in cold weather – especially when combined with the accessory grip heaters (now with an integrated ON/OFF switch). In addition to the 47-litre accessory top case, a 42-litre (5 kg max) top case is also available.Non-current colour shown

Strong Versys family looks

Like the Versys 1000, the Versys 650 features an emotional design to charm the rider. The much more flowing styling features a clear line of colour traceable from the front of the bike to the rear. A balanced use of colour and materials emphasises the functional beauty of the bike’s individual parts and the sculpted bodywork shaped with rider comfort in mind.

Latest Versys Family Styling

Inspired by the Versys 1000, the refreshed design of the upper cowl and surrounding bodywork gives the Versys 650 the latest Versys family “face,” and conveys a strong Kawasaki identity.Non-current colour shown

Modern symmetry

Complementing its LED taillight, LED headlights add symmetry to the Versys 650’s “face.” LED turn signals add a modern touch, contributing to the bike’s good looks.


  • Maximum Power

    41.3 kW {56 PS} / 8,000 rpm

  • Maximum Torque

    56.0 Nm {5.7 kgfm} / 5,500 rpm

  • Engine

    4-stroke Parallel Twin

  • Displacement

    649 cc

  • Bore x Stroke

    83.0 × 60.0 mm

  • Compression Ratio


  • Valve System

    DOHC, 8 valves

  • Fuel System

    Fuel injection: o38 mm x 2 with dual throttle valves

  • Ignition


  • Starting


  • Cooling


  • Lubrication

    Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump

  • Transmission

    6-speed, return

  • Primary Reduction Ratio

    2.095 (88/42)

  • Gear Ratio: 1st

    2.438 (39/16)

  • Gear Ratio: 2nd

    1.714 (36/21)

  • Gear Ratio: 3rd

    1.333 (32/24)

  • Gear Ratio: 4th

    1.111 (30/27)

  • Gear Ratio: 5th

    0.966 (28/29)

  • Gear Ratio: 6th

    0.852 (23/27)

  • Final Reduction Ratio

    3.067 (46/15)

  • Clutch

    Wet multi-disc, manual

  • Final Drive



  • Frame

    Diamond, high-tensile steel

  • Front Suspension

    o41 mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping (right-side) and adjustable spring preload (left-side)

  • Rear Suspension

    Offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability

  • Front Wheel Travel

    150 mm

  • Rear Wheel Travel

    145 mm

  • Rake


  • Trail

    108 mm

  • Steering Angle (L/R)

    35? / 35?

  • Front Tyre

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

  • Rear Tyre

    160/60ZR17M/C (69W)

  • Front Brake/s

    Dual semi-floating o300 mm petal discs

  • Front Caliper/s


  • Rear Brake

    o250 mm petal disc

  • Rear Caliper



  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

    2,165 × 840 × 1,420/1,360 mm (high/low)

  • Wheelbase

    1,415 mm

  • Road Clearance

    170 mm

  • Seat Height

    845 mm

  • Curb Mass

    218 kg

  • Fuel Capacity

    21 litres

  • Model Code


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