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Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike Review Specs

The most suitable motorbike for sports riding and touring has become even better. The brand new Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike has several enhancements that enhance its ride enjoyment and touring capabilities. Riders can choose between the Versys 1000 LT and SE models with additional high-tech features such as Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS), Integrated Riding Modes, Dual Direction KQS, LED Corning Lights and TFT Dashboard with Bluetooth. Whether you enjoy a sports ride or touring, the Versys 1000 LT is your adventure friend on the broad road.

The Versys® 1000 SE LT + motorbike offers a thrilling ride and touring capability. Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art IMU rider support system enhances ride enjoyment and confidence. At the same time, electronic cruise control, Kawasaki electronically controlled suspension (KECS), and ample bodywork provides comfort to the rider, allowing Versys® 1000 SE LT + to become a capable partner for open field adventure.

Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike

When you ride a Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike, you are ready for an open road adventure. With a 1,043cc engine, the active chassis and its centerpiece comfort, adaptability, and utility are at the center of every aspect. Walk on the road with confidence on a motorbike that is as reliable as it is enjoyable.

Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike – Features and Specs

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for a robust electronic riding aid package. Includes Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS). The standard cruise control system is integrated with the electronic throttle valve. Saddlebags and handguards are required from KQRTM. Adjustable windscreen with dual LED headlights and cornering lights.

Rider Aids

Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art electronics have always performed brilliantly because of the highly sophisticated programming that gives the ECU a precise real-time image of what the frame is doing with minimal software. The electronic management technology on the Versys® 1000 SE LT + motorbike incorporates the latest iterations of Bosch IMU and Kawasaki’s unique dynamic modeling software so that riders can enjoy the ride with increasing confidence. IMU calculates inertia with five axes: longitude, transition, and vertical velocity; Roll rate; and pitch rate. ECU calculates Yao’s rate with Kawasaki’s unique software so that the six-axis chassis can provide lean angle and acceleration/delirium force for more accurate electronic auxiliary riding control.

Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike

Corner Management Function

The Corner Management Function uses both KIBS and KTRC to help riders maintain their planned trajectory around a corner by reducing the tendency of the bike to rise when applied to the brakes. Based on the motorcycle’s lean and pitch angles, IMUs help the input system maintain maximum hydraulic pressure. The same approach is based on Ninja H2TM and Ninja® ZXTM-10R bikes with better program settings to meet the performance requirements of Versys® 1000 SE LT +. To modulate the brake pressure, the engine ECU interacts with the ABS ECU (which monitors wheel speed and front caliper hydraulic pressure). Compared to traditional ABS systems, high-precision control gives a more permanent lever feel.

Electronic Cruise Control

Allows the user to maintain the desired speed with a simple push of a button instead of constantly modulating the throttle. When traveling long distances, it relieves tension on the right-hand side, making walking and riding more accessible. When encountering an ascending or falling gradient, the engine’s power is automatically regulated by electronic throttle valves to maintain proper speed. The “+” and “-” buttons can change specific rates.

Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike

Kawasaki 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike – Technical Specifications


Displacement 1043cc
Type 4-stroke In-Line Four
Bore and stroke 77.0 x 56.0 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 2020 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Touring Bike


Overall length 2,270mm
Overall width 950mm
Overall height 1,530mm
Wheelbase 1,520mm
Ground clearance 150 mm
Seat height 840 mm
Curb mass 257 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


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 N.m at 7,500 rpm


Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork having KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping, manual spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs
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

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