2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike Review

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2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike

To create a motorbike that thrives in many different street riding conditions, the 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike incorporates a long-travel suspension system, sporty 17-inch wheels, a sleek upright riding posture, and a lot of low-mid range power.

  • A gear indicator indicates gear position.
  • GPS mount is available as an add-on.

Riders will enjoy the 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike adventure motorcycle’s fun and comfort features with the 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike ABS or 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike LT. The 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike has a torquey 650cc parallel-twin engine from Kawasaki and a lightweight frame for easy maneuverability. Middleweight riders will find much to like about this machine since it’s versatile enough to suit their requirements. Rider purchasing one of the Versys 650 LT versions will get handguards and saddlebags as standard equipment. The Versys 650 ABS has an MSRP of $8,299 while the 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike is priced at $9,199. Both models will be back in 2019 with new color options including Metallic Moondust Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black.

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike – Features and Price

Engine Features

To keep warm engine air away from the rider, Kawasaki Air Management System(KAMS) radiator fan covers are used. Using a compact parallel-twin engine helps make the motorbike lightweight and agile. Power is optimized from 3-6,000 rpm for faster acceleration.

In addition to the engine’s small front-to-back length due to its triangular crankshaft and transmission shaft arrangement, it has a low overall height because of its semi-dry sump oil system and narrow pitch chrome composite (KP) plated aluminum cylinders. Top-end engine performance benefits from a single-piece exhaust system. To reduce the vehicle’s center of gravity and centralize weight, a 3-way catalyzer muffler with a bullet-tip aperture is placed underneath the engine. The crankshaft has a 180-degree rake and a balancer shaft for a silky-smooth ride. Cooling is aided by oil spraying from oil jets located in the connecting rod’s large ends.

Digital Fuel Injection (KP)

For maximum performance and readability, 38mm Keihin throttle bodies include twin throttle valves (KP). The ECU controls the sub throttles, which are positioned behind the main throttle valves and provide the DFI® system a more accurate throttle response, comparable to a constant-velocity carburetor. They are. Emissions are substantially reduced thanks to precise fuel injection and an exhaust catalyzer. Starting and warming up are simplified thanks to the automatic quick idle system.

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike

3-Speed Transmission

Transmission shafts and the shift drum are compactly arranged in cassette-style transmissions. Kawasaki’s unique Positive Neutral Finder is a user-friendly tool designed for the brand’s customers.

Frame

Vibration is reduced for the comfort of the 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike by using rubber engine mounts upfront. The KP’s essential and distinctive double-pipe perimeter frame adds to its light handling nature. It’s possible to keep the seat small for simple ground access while providing enough room for a large, comfortable cushion in the back. In order to enhance touring capacity, the solid rear subframe can accept auxiliary direct-mount saddlebags and an optional accessory top case. The swingarm makes the vehicle seem light and maneuverable. The forceful muffler is made possible by the gull-wing form on the right side of the vehicle.

Triple Patel Design Disc Brakes

ABS has a small Bosch control unit that saves space and weight by assisting with braking when necessary. In addition to its stylish appearance, Nissin brake calipers include brake pads designed specifically for the front and back of the vehicle. The front brake pads provide a powerful initial bite, while the rear pads provide optimal control and high overall braking force. Having a sizeable rear petal disc brake helps with heavy loads. Large 27mm pistons in the front brake calipers provide an excellent braking feel. The Petal design improves cooling while also reducing warping.

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike

Showa Front Fork

The Showa fork divides damping and spring operations into each of its fork legs, drawing inspiration from the high-end forks found on 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike sportbikes. Spring preload and rebound damping are both adjustable in the right fork leg.

This hydraulic preload adjustment is located on the rear shock. It enables the 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike to easily and quickly modify the preload for different load situations without needing any additional tools. AL-coated steel swingarm and offset, laydown single rear shock add to the frame’s sleek appearance by flowing from its steering head to the rear hub in an unbroken fashion. Despite the comfortable riding posture, the footpegs don’t sacrifice the bike’s sporty capabilities in the process. Rubber-mounted footpeg mounting plates help isolate vibrations for the rider. The use of epoxy heel protectors keeps the paint on the rider’s boots from chipping or peeling. Handlebars with rubber mounts assist in decreasing the amount of vibration that is transmitted to the rider. The optional KQR (2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike Quick Release) 28-liter Saddlebags are accommodated by the passenger grips, which provide a beautiful handhold.

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike – Price

The new 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike is available at $8,299 only.

2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike – Technical Specifications

Power

Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled, four valves per cylinder parallel twin
Displacement 649cc
Bore x Stroke 83 mm x 60 mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Maximum Torque 47.0 lb-ft at 7,000 rpm
Fuel System DFI® with 38mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)
Ignition TCBI including digital advance
Transmission 6-speed having positive, neutral finder
Final Drive Sealed chain

Performance

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41 mm of hydraulic telescopic fork having step-less adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 inches
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Single offset laydown shock including remote adjustable spring preload/5.7 inches
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 160/60 ZR17
Front Brakes Dual 300 mm of petal-style rotors with 2-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 250 mm of the petal-style rotor with single-piston caliper, ABS

Details

Frame Type All-new Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 25-degree/4.3 inches
Length 85.2 inches
Width 33.1 inches
Height 55.1 inches
Ground Clearance 6.7 inches
Seat Height 33.1 inches
Curb Weight 476.3 lb
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gallons
Wheelbase 55.7 inches
Color Choices Metallic Moondust Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black
Warranty 12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

Conclusion

The new 2019 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Sports Touring Bike is an impressive touring motorcycle with many remarkable features. The bike has got a unique high-performing engine with a beautiful chassis. The suspension and braking system is working fine and the ABS adds a level of satisfaction in the rider’s mind.