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2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle Review Price Specs

The 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle features long-distance suspension, sporty 17-inch wheels, a slim straight ride posture, and power in the low to mid-range to create a highly adaptable motorcycle with a wide range of road riding scenarios. Be the best in the range. Especially on curved roads.

The Versys® 650 LT and Versys® 650 ABS bikes are built on versatility. The Versys 650 LT and 650 ABS are designed for comfort, whether you’re roaming the city streets or conquering mile after mile of open highway.

The Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS and Versys 650 LT adventure bikes are authentic machines designed for fun and comfort. The Versys 650 ABS features smooth handling and quick response thanks to Kawasaki’s torquey 650cc parallel-twin engine and lightweight frame. It is a capable motorbike that fits well into the middleweight class and meets the demands of a wide range of riders. Handguards and saddlebags are standard on the Versys 650 LT variants.

The Kawasaki Versys® 650 LT includes all the features of the basic 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle, as well as the Kawasaki Quick Release 28-liter saddlebags and handguards as standard accessories that make it ready to travel outside the showroom.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle – Features and Price

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle


The radiator fan core for the Kawasaki Air Management System (KP) (KAMS) helps move the hot engine air down to the track and away from the rider. The new compact parallel-twin engine helps keep the overall proportions of the motorbike modest and agile. The bike has 3-6,000 rpm; the engine delivers mighty, responsive power for stop-to-speed speeds. The engine is tiny from front to rear due to the triangular crank and the transmission shaft configuration. A semi-dry sump (KP) oil system reduces the total height of the engine, and the little pitch of the (KP) chrome composite plated aluminum cylinder helps reduce the engine width.

One-piece mufflers and exhaust pipes help improve top and engine performance. At the bottom of the engine, a damper is attached with a 3-way catalyst and built-in tip aperture to help reduce the center of gravity and centralize weight. The 180-degree crankshaft and balance shaft make the engine run smoothly. To promote cooling, oil sprays the bottom of the oil jet piston into the large ends of the connecting rod. The bike has the maximum performance and riding ability; the 38 mm Kevin Throttle Bodies have two throttle valves (KP). The ECU controls the sub-throttle, located behind the main throttle valves to provide a more accurate response to the DFI® system similar to a constant speed carburetor.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle


The bike has ride comfort rubber front engine mounts to help reduce vibration. The primary and unusual double-pipe perimeter frame (KP) enhances the nature of light handling. The seat is supported by a backbone-style rear sub-frame which provides a wide cushion and easy access to the ground. The sturdy rear sub-frame may have additional direct mount saddlebags and an optional accessory top case for additional touring capacity. The swingarm makes handling light and easy. The aggressive muffler design is made possible by the flower wing form on the right.

Triple Petal Design Brake Discs

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) helps apply the brakes in certain conditions and is controlled by a small Bosch control unit, which saves space and weight. Nissan brake calipers have unique front and rear brake pads, the front of which has substantial starting cuts and the rear provides excellent control and superior total brake force. When the accessories are installed, the large rear wing brake disc helps handle the heavy load. The large 27mm piston brakes in the front calipers provide an exceptional feel. The shape of the petals improves resistance to cold and warping.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle

Sporty Aerodynamic Bodywork

The Upper and side cowl, as well as the tail cowl, work together to create a crisp game image. The windscreen improves ride comfort and features knobs that allow the operator to adjust the 2.4-inch windscreen range without tools.


Footpegs are designed for comfortable riding without sacrificing performance. Climbing plates mounted on rubber footpegs help to separate the rider from vibration. Rider shoes are protected from paint damage by resin heel protectors. Vibration is reduced when the handlebar is placed on the rubber. The optional KQR (Kawasaki Quick Release) 28-liter saddle bag comes with a passenger grip, which gives a nice handhold.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle – Price

An all-new 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Bike is available at $8,299 only.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled, four valves per cylinder parallel twin
Displacement 649cc
Bore x Stroke 83mm x 60mm
Compression Ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System DFI has 38mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)
Ignition TCBI including digital advance
Transmission 6-speed having positive, neutral finder
Final Drive Sealed chain

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Single offset laydown shock with remotely adjustable spring preload/5.7 in
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 160/60 ZR17
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal-style discs having 2-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 250mm petal-style disc including single-piston caliper, ABS

2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS Adventure Motorcycle


Frame All-new type Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 25-degree/4.3 inches
Overall Length 85.2 inches
Overall Width 33.1 inches
Overall Height 55.1 inches/57.1 inches (windshield down/up)
Ground Clearance 6.7 inches
Seat Height 33.1 inches
Curb Weight 476.3 lb
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal
Wheelbase 55.7 in
Color Choices Pearl Blizzard White/Metallic Carbon Gray
Warranty 12-Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36, or 48 months

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