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2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2022
2022
Model
Versys 650 LT
Versys 650 LT
Model Code
KLE650HNFXL
KLE650HNFXL
Color
Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black
Metallic Spark Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 300 mm petal-style discs with 2-piston calipers, ABS

Rear -Single 250 mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Front - Dual 300 mm petal-style discs with 2-piston calipers, ABS

Rear -Single 250 mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR-17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR-17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR-17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR-17

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 85.2 in.
Overall - 85.2 in.
Height
Overall (windshield down / up) - 53.5 in. / 55.9 in.
Overall (windshield down / up) - 53.5 in. / 55.9 in.
Width
Overall - 33.1 in.
Overall - 33.1 in.
Weight
Curb - 482.9 lb. + 20 with saddlebags & hand guards
Curb - 482.9 lb. + 20 with saddlebags & hand guards
Ground Clearance
6.7 in.
6.7 in.
Wheelbase
55.7 in.
55.7 in.
Seat Height
33.3 in.
33.3 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed with positive neutral finder
6-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Advanced Electronics
Smartphone Connectivity
Smartphone Connectivity

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder parallel twin
4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder parallel twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Displacement
649 cc
649 cc
Bore x Stroke
83 x 60 mm
83 x 60 mm
Torque
Maximum - 44.8 ft. lb.
Maximum - 44.8 ft. lb.
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.8:1
Fuel System

DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)

Dual Throttle Valves

DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)

Dual Throttle Valves

Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
TCBI with electronic advance
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gal.
5.5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
Front Suspension

41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload

Travel - 5.9 in.

41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload

Travel - 5.9 in.

Rear Suspension

Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.7 in.

Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.7 in.

Rake
25°
25°
Trail
4.3 in.
4.3 in.

Other

Includes

Economical Riding Indicator

Hard saddlebags featuring KQR™ mounts

Hand guards for increased wind protection

Economical Riding Indicator

Hard saddlebags featuring KQR™ mounts

Hand guards for increased wind protection

Warranty
12 month limited
12 month limited

Features

Comfort & Style

  • ALL-DAY RIDING COMFORT: A slim, upright riding position offers maximum comfort for rides of any length. A short-style fuel tank positions the rider closer to the front wheel for increased controllability and offers a greater choice of forward-rearward sitting positions. Complementing the wide handlebar, the footpegs are positioned low and slightly forward of the seat, offering a relaxed position while also enabling sporty riding. The seat’s slim design in addition to the knee grip characteristics of the fuel tank afford freedom of movement, allowing the riders to change sitting position if needed. The stepped shape of the two-piece seat also provides support for the rider when accelerating.
  • ADDED CONVENIENCE: The new windscreen and redesigned upper cowl offer increased wind protection and add to the Versys® 650 motorcycle's potential as a capable touring partner. The windscreens four positions can conveniently be adjusted from the rider’s seat. The total range of adjustability is approximately 80mm, with the four positions spaced at 27mm intervals. Conveniently, adjustments can be done by hand (no tools required) by depressing the release button below the instrument panel.
  • VISION FOR THE FUTURE: New LED headlights add symmetry to the Versys® 650 motorcycle's “face.” LED turn signals add a modern touch, contributing to the bike’s good looks. LED taillight contributes to the tail’s clean, tidy look. The taillight features a smoked lens, adding to the modern, sporty image.

High-Tech

  • TAKE CONTROL: Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) features two modes that allow riders to adjust settings to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Mode 1, the least intrusive, helps to manage traction during cornering. In Mode 2, intervention occurs earlier. When excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained. Riders may also elect to turn the system OFF.
  • USEFUL INFORMATION AT A GLANCE: The new 4.3-inch all-digital TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance and visibility. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light. Display functions include: digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, external air temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder and the Kawasaki Economical Riding Indicator.
  • GET CONNECTED: Bluetooth® Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log and phone notifications. *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.

Performance

  • SATISFYING POWER: The dependable fuel-injected 649cc, parallel twin engine powers this light and nimble street motorcycle with its lively performance and smooth acceleration. Tuned to deliver strong, quick-revving power, especially in the low- to mid-range, the engine inspires confidence for daily commuters and provides fun on weekend trips.
  • DESIGNED FOR EVERYDAY: The Versys® 650 features long-travel SHOWA suspension with a front fork and rear shock that are tuned to handle a wide variety of road conditions. Combining both long-travel and stiff springs offers excellent road holding in a wide range of street riding conditions and superb feedback, enabling spirited sport riding. The 17-inch cast aluminum wheels contribute to the bike's quick steering.
  • FOR SAFETY & BEYOND: The Versys® 650 features triple petal disc brakes that offer superb stopping power and feel at the lever. The dual 300mm petal discs are gripped by twin-piston calipers, which contributes to the bike’s sporty image, while brake pad material is strong at initial bite when the brakes are first applied. The large 250mm rear disc offers confidence and control when touring or riding with a heavy load. The large 250mm rear disc offers confidence and control when touring or riding with a heavy load. For more added braking confidence, front and rear ABS is a standard feature on the Versys® 650.

Versys® 650 LT Features

  • EVERYDAY FUNCTIONALITY: The clean-mount hard saddlebag system, featuring KQR™ mounts, makes mounting and removing the saddlebags quick and easy. The 7.3 gallon saddlebags are well integrated when mounted and the bike looks clean and sharp when the saddlebags are removed. Hand guards offer added wind protection and a 24-month limited warranty helps you ride with confidence.

Comfort & Style

  • ALL-DAY RIDING COMFORT: A slim, upright riding position offers maximum comfort for rides of any length. A short-style fuel tank positions the rider closer to the front wheel for increased controllability and offers a greater choice of forward-rearward sitting positions. Complementing the wide handlebar, the footpegs are positioned low and slightly forward of the seat, offering a relaxed position while also enabling sporty riding. The seat’s slim design in addition to the knee grip characteristics of the fuel tank afford freedom of movement, allowing the riders to change sitting position if needed. The stepped shape of the two-piece seat also provides support for the rider when accelerating.
  • ADDED CONVENIENCE: The new windscreen and redesigned upper cowl offer increased wind protection and add to the Versys® 650 motorcycle's potential as a capable touring partner. The windscreens four positions can conveniently be adjusted from the rider’s seat. The total range of adjustability is approximately 80mm, with the four positions spaced at 27mm intervals. Conveniently, adjustments can be done by hand (no tools required) by depressing the release button below the instrument panel.
  • VISION FOR THE FUTURE: New LED headlights add symmetry to the Versys® 650 motorcycle's “face.” LED turn signals add a modern touch, contributing to the bike’s good looks. LED taillight contributes to the tail’s clean, tidy look. The taillight features a smoked lens, adding to the modern, sporty image.

High-Tech

  • TAKE CONTROL: Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC) features two modes that allow riders to adjust settings to suit the riding situation and rider preference. Mode 1, the least intrusive, helps to manage traction during cornering. In Mode 2, intervention occurs earlier. When excessive wheel spin is detected, engine output is reduced to allow grip to be regained. Riders may also elect to turn the system OFF.
  • USEFUL INFORMATION AT A GLANCE: The new 4.3-inch all-digital TFT (thin-film transistor) color instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, high-grade appearance and visibility. The screen’s background color is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light. Display functions include: digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, external air temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder and the Kawasaki Economical Riding Indicator.
  • GET CONNECTED: Bluetooth® Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log and phone notifications. *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.

Performance

  • SATISFYING POWER: The dependable fuel-injected 649cc, parallel twin engine powers this light and nimble street motorcycle with its lively performance and smooth acceleration. Tuned to deliver strong, quick-revving power, especially in the low- to mid-range, the engine inspires confidence for daily commuters and provides fun on weekend trips.
  • DESIGNED FOR EVERYDAY: The Versys® 650 features long-travel SHOWA suspension with a front fork and rear shock that are tuned to handle a wide variety of road conditions. Combining both long-travel and stiff springs offers excellent road holding in a wide range of street riding conditions and superb feedback, enabling spirited sport riding. The 17-inch cast aluminum wheels contribute to the bike's quick steering.
  • FOR SAFETY & BEYOND: The Versys® 650 features triple petal disc brakes that offer superb stopping power and feel at the lever. The dual 300mm petal discs are gripped by twin-piston calipers, which contributes to the bike’s sporty image, while brake pad material is strong at initial bite when the brakes are first applied. The large 250mm rear disc offers confidence and control when touring or riding with a heavy load. The large 250mm rear disc offers confidence and control when touring or riding with a heavy load. For more added braking confidence, front and rear ABS is a standard feature on the Versys® 650.

Versys® 650 LT Features

  • EVERYDAY FUNCTIONALITY: The clean-mount hard saddlebag system, featuring KQR™ mounts, makes mounting and removing the saddlebags quick and easy. The 7.3 gallon saddlebags are well integrated when mounted and the bike looks clean and sharp when the saddlebags are removed. Hand guards offer added wind protection and a 24-month limited warranty helps you ride with confidence.