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Buyer's Guide > Versys 1000
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Kawasaki's Versys 1000 got an update in 2019, with new brake bits, refined ABS system, new adjustable windshield, new centrestand, new seat. Of course, there's also three-level traction control, engine management modes and everything else you need for high-speed, low-drag touring. The price is up $1,200 for 2019, but cruise control is standard now. And, while there's still an electronic throttle valve with a cable to a sensor, this machine uses a throttle position sensor, so it's halfway to being a throttle-by-wire setup.
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Brand
Kawasaki
Model
Versys 1000
Categories
Adventure - Street
New/Returning
Updated for 2019
Price (base)
$ 16,599
Capacity
1,043 cc
Engine Type
Inline four, DOHC with 4 valves/cyl, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke
Transmission
6-speed, chain
Clutch
Wet multi-plate
Fueling
Fuel Injection
Max Power
118 HP (88 kW) @ 9000 rpm
Max Torque
75.2 ft-lbs (102 Nm) @ 7500 rpm
Seat Height, std
840 mm (33.1 in.)
Seat Height, options
Wheelbase
1520 mm (59.8 in.)
Fuel Capacity
21 L (5.55 USG)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight
253 kg (558 lbs.)
Brakes, front
Twin 310 mm discs with 4-piston calipers
Brakes, rear
Single 250 mm disc with 1-piston caliper
Antilock Brakes (ABS)
ABS Standard
Suspension, front
43 mm USD fork with rebound damping, spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear
Monoshock with rebound damping, remote spring preload adjustability
Tires, front
120/70ZR17
Tires, rear
180/55ZR17
Paint/Colours
Candy Steel Furnace Orange/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage

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