Kawasaki says it’s bringing back the LT—the Versys 1000 LT, that is.
This is a more stripped-down version of Kawi’s flagship Versys 1000 LT SE sport tourer, without the electro-suspension and other top-shelf trim. There’s no TFT, no heated grips, no quickshifter. It still comes with cruise control, a tool-free adjustable windscreen and a set of 28-litre panniers. The suspension is adjustable, and there’s still a decent electronics package (power modes, traction control, cornering ABS, etc).
Kawi also gives you a 24-month warranty, for peace of mind on the road. MSRP for 2021 is $16,899—see more details below.
2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT
Engine: 1,043 cc inline four
Power: 120 ps @ 9,000 rpm
Torque: 102 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed with assist and slipper clutch
Chassis: Twin tube, aluminum
Suspension, front: 43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping (right-side), spring preload adjustability, and 150 mm of travel
Suspension, rear: Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping, remote spring preload adjustability, and 152 mm of travel
Wheels: 120/70ZR17 front, 180/55ZR17 rear
Brakes: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs with four-piston, radial-mount calipers front/250mm petal disc rear
Curb weight: 255 kg
Wheelbase: 1,520 mm
Length: 2,270 mm
Width: 950 mm
Ground clearance: 150 mm
Seat height: 820 mm (32 in)