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2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle Review

Riding the Versys 1000 LT SE motorbike will take you on an open road trip. With a 1,043cc engine, an active chassis, and comfort, this vehicle is the center of efficiency and utility. On any road, at any time, ride a motorbike that is as reliable as it is pleasant. 1043cc Inline Four Cylinder Engine, Straight Ride Position, Integrated Riding Modes, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), All LED Lighting, Including Cornering Lights, Multi-Function TFT Color LCD Screen, Smartphone Connectivity via AID 20 Cruise control, and warm grip are all standard on the Versys 1000 LT SE.

2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle – Features and Specs

2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Based on racing actions data, Assist & Sleeper Clutch combines two types of cams (an assist cam and a sleeper cam) to hold the clutch hub and operation plate together or apart.

The assist cam is a self-service mechanism in regular operation, pulling the clutch hub and operating plate together and compressing the clutch plates. It reduces the overall load of the clutch spring, resulting in a lighter clutch lever when using the clutch.

Economical Riding Indicator

Kawasaki models can achieve high levels of fuel efficiency thanks to the management of high-precision electronic engines. Throttle usage, gear selection, and other factors controlling the rider, however, significantly affect fuel consumption. The Economical Riding Indicator is a feature that shows when current riding conditions are using petrol. The device continuously analyzes fuel usage regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position, or other riding conditions. An “ECO” indicator appears on the instrument panel’s LCD screen when the fuel consumption for a particular speed is low (i.e., the fuel efficiency is high). Fuel consumption can be reduced by riding with the “ECO” signal on.

2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle

Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic cruise control lets you maintain a fixed speed (engine RPM) at the push of a button. Once activated, the rider does not need to use the throttle continuously. When traveling long distances, it reduces the pressure on the right hand, providing a comfortable ride and a high level of comfort.

Electronic Throttle Valves

The ECU can control the fuel volume (via fuel injectors) and air (via throttle valves) delivered to the engine with Kawasaki’s complete electronic throttle activation system. Ideal fuel injection and fantastic throttle valve position result in smooth, natural engine response and ideal engine output. The system also plays a vital role in reducing emissions.

KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control)

KTRC, Kawasaki’s innovative traction control technology, improves sports riding performance and gives you peace of mind while discussing slippery conditions. Multiple rider selectable modes (the number of methods varies depending on the model) provide a gradual high level of interference depending on the riding conditions and the rider’s desire.

Less invasive settings keep traction at bay when cornering. They’re designed with sports rides in mind, and they help you accelerate off the turn by increasing the rear-wheel forward drive. Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art software can consider corner camber, gradient, and other factors as it focuses its dynamic analysis on the chassis orientation rather than the track surface (rather than the horizontal plane).

2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle

Power Modes

Models with multiple power modes provide the riders with easily selected engine power delivery according to their riding conditions or preferences. In addition to the full power mode, one (low) or two (medium, low) alternate methods limit the maximum power and soften the throttle response.

Cornering lights

Three brand-new LED lights are built into each side of the fairing to help illuminate the road when cornering at night. Each of these lights comes in a fixed direction, and they are activated based on a lean angle. As the motorcycle leans over, the lights come in order, thus creating a wider illuminated path in the motorcycle’s direction.

2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle

2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Engine 1,043cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 16-valve in-line four
Bore x Stroke 77mm x 56mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: 38mm x 4
Ignition Digital
Starting All-Electric
Lubrication All-new forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Chain
Clutch All-new wet multi-disc, manual


Frame Twin tube, aluminum
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43mm inverted fork including KECS-controlled compression & rebound damping, manual spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs / 150mm (5.9 inches)
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Horizontal Back-link, BFRC lite gas-charged shock featuring a piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression, rebound damping, and electronic spring preload adjustability / 152mm (6.0 inches)
Rake / Trail 27-degree / 106mm
Steering Angle (L/R) 34-degree / 34-degree
Front Tire 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear Tire 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Front Brakes Dual semi-floating ø310 mm petal discs with radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake 250 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

2022 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT SE Touring Motorcycle


Dimensions = L x W x H mm 2,270mm x 950mm x 1,530/1,490mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm (59.8 in)
Road Clearance 150 mm (5.9 in)
Seat Height 840 mm (33.1 in)
Curb Mass 257 kg (567 lb) without saddlebags
Fuel Capacity 21 liters
Instrumentation Analog-style tachometer + full-colour TFT screen with digital speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, odometer, current and average fuel consumption, dual trip meters, remaining range, bank angle display & max bank angle recording function, average speed, coolant temperature, total time, intake air temperature, clock, ice warning, Economical Riding Indicator & IMU indicator
Warranty 24-month
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

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