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Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer Review Specs

The world’s most adaptable sport/tourer motorbike just got better. Upgrades galore on the all-new 2019 Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer, enhancing the bike’s exhilarating ride and touring capabilities. Either the Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer or the SE-model is available for riders. The SE-model adds even more high-tech features like KECS, integrated riding modes, dual-direction KQS, and LED cornering lights to the basic Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer model. The Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer is your open-road adventure companion, whether you enjoy sport riding or touring – or both.

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer – Features

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer

Engine: Exciting In-Line Four

It’s the fun element of the Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer dynamic engine that makes it so much fun. Every twist of the throttle delivers a physically and aurally thrilling feeling because of the 1,043 cm3 In-line Four’s flexible tuning, which provides excellent throttle response, high torque throughout the rpm range (but particularly in the low-mid field), and an intoxicating intake scream. The inclusion of Electronic Cruise Control and improved power delivery are both made possible by 2019’s switch to Electronic Throttle Valves.

Electronic Throttle Valves

The engine fuel and air delivery may be controlled by the ECU using electronic throttle valves, which connect to the fuel injectors. It’s essential to have the proper fuel injection and throttle valve position for a smooth, natural engine response and optimal power.

Fun Sport Riding

To allow riders to carve curves with confidence, Kawasaki engineers designed the GSX-R1000 with the long-travel suspension to compensate for real-world riding taking place on roads that are less than ideal (bumps, potholes, etc.). With its long-travel rest, the Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer can deal with less-than-ideal road conditions while remaining composed, while other motorcycles with sportier, stiffer setups would have to ease off the throttle. Front and rear 17-inch lightweight wheels add to dynamic handling.

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer

Assist & Slipper Clutch

Clutch design influenced by motorsports provides a back-torque limiting feature as well as a very light lever feel.

Upright riding position

Wide, upright riding posture provides excellent machine control in a variety of situations while also enhancing comfort for the rider Kettle City Migrant Family Services (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function)

IMU-Equipped Total Engine & Chassis Management Package

KCMF observers engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner – from entry, through the apex, to corner exit – controlling brake force and engine power to facilitate flat acceleration to braking and back again, and to support riders in tracing their intended line through the corner, using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modeling software and feedback from a compact Bosch IMU. KCMF is in charge of the following systems on the Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer KECS (Key Exchange Currency System) (SE-only feature) Insanely INSANE BABIES (including pitching management and corner braking management)

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

For a wide variety of riding situations, three modes are available, providing either improved sport riding performance or peace of mind while negotiating slick terrain.

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

The Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer now comes standard with Kawasaki’s high-precision supersport brake control system. With programming and settings adapted to the Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer street performance characteristics and long-travel suspension, this system uses the same essential components as the Ninja H2 and Ninja ZX-10R.

Radial-Mount Front Brake Calipers

There are now highly robust radial-mount monobloc front brake calipers gripping the large, 310-mm front petal discs, and this, together with the radial-pump front brake master cylinder, adds to the car’s excellent handling and impressive stopping power.

Electronic Cruise Control

By pressing a button, the cruise control system on a Kawasaki motorcycle maintains a set speed, even while the engine is stopped. Once it’s engaged, the rider won’t have to keep their foot on the gas pedal. With less strain on the right hand, traveling long distances becomes more enjoyable, and the overall riding pleasure increases.

Adjustable Windscreen

The Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer redesigned front cowl and larger shrouds provide improved wind protection. Still, the steplessly adjustable windshield allows riders to customize the windscreen to their taste for even more comfortable highway riding. The rider’s seat now has a simple lever for adjusting the windscreen height. The SE has a high-resolution screen as standard equipment.

Two Available Seats

The Comfort Seat comes standard on both the primary and SE models. It has thicker urethane cushioning for extended hours in the saddle while still allowing taller riders to have a comfortable knee bend. A 20 mm lower seat may be added to any bike to make it easier to reach the ground.

Handy power source

A DC socket, formerly an optional extra, is now standard fare in the cockpit. Pre-wired connections accompany the socket. You have access to 40 W in total.

Twin LED Headlamps

A position lamp and low and high beams are included in every new LED headlight. The new headlights are apparent and have been upgraded in brightness, making them ideal for nighttime riding.

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer

All-LED Lighting

The Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer has an all-LED lighting kit, including redesigned dual headlights, small LED turn signals, an LED taillight, and an LED license plate bulb.

High-Class Instrumentation

The Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer cockpit has been updated with state-of-the-art equipment in a sleek, high-tech design. Full-digital LCD screen (STD model) or high-grade full-color TFT LCD screen complements the analogue-style tachometer (SE model).


The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) keeps the wheels from locking up when you’re braking. Back-link Rear Suspension with a Horizontal Shock Unit makes optimal use of the available space and helps to centralize mass.

KECS-Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension

In real-time, KECS (Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension) adjusts its damping to match the road and riding circumstances. Valves for controlling the flow of air For the ECU to provide the engine with the proper quantity of fuel and air, it uses Electronic Throttle Valves (ETV).

KQS – Kawasaki Quick Shifter

Clutchless up- and downshifting are possible with the KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter).


The engine and chassis characteristics are continuously monitored by the KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function).

Assist & Slipper Clutch

A self-servo system based on racing technology makes the Assist & Slipper Clutch a lighter lever pull while also acting as a rear torque limiter.

KTRC (3-mode)

To meet the needs of riders in various riding conditions ranging from sport to touring, the Kawasaki 3-Mode KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) provides several settings.

Power Modes

Selecting a different Power Mode lets you tailor the engine’s output to your riding style and conditions.

Electronic Cruise Control

The use of electronic cruise control makes it possible to set a certain vehicle speed. Long-distance travel is made more comfortable with the use of rider support equipment that helps minimize tiredness.

Dual Throttle Valves

Dual Throttle Valves provide more power and convenience by controlling the second set of throttle valves through the vehicle’s ECU.

Economical Riding Indicator

To promote fuel-efficient driving, the Economical Riding Indicator is a symbol that appears on the instrument panel.

Smartphone Connectivity

Connecting to your motorbike through your smartphone makes riding more enjoyable since you can stay in touch with your motorcycle even when you’re miles away.

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer – Technical Specifications

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer Specs


Displacement 1043cc
Type 4-stroke In-Line Four
Bore and stroke 77 mm x 56 mm
Cooling Liquid
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Digital fuel injection: 38 x 4
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump


Front: type Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs
Front: calipers Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Rear: type Single 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer Specs


Overall length 2,270 mm
Overall width 895 mm
Overall height 1,465 mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Ground clearance 150 mm
Seat height 840 mm
Curb mass 253 kg
Fuel capacity 21 liters


Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.692 (35/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.529 (26/17)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.304 (30/23)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.136 (25/22)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.958 (23/24)
Final reduction ratio 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer Specs


Type Aluminum twin-tube
Wheel travel: front 150 mm
Tire: front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear 152 mm
Tire: rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 27°
Trail 106 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 34° / 34°


Maximum Power 88 kW {120 PS} @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 102 NM {10.4 kgf.m} at 7,500 rpm


Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork having rebound damping (right-side) and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, BFRC lite gas-charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression, and rebound damping, and electronic spring preload adjustability


Warranty 24 months warranty


The new Kawasaki 2019 Versys 1000 ABS LT Sports Tourer is a fantastic sport touring motorcycle with a potent engine. The stylish design and perfect ergonomics are its salient features. The suspension offers ultimate damping force while tires give excellent grip over different kinds of surfaces.

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