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Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle Review

The Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle combines a thrilling ride with motorbike touring capabilities, allowing riders to travel as far as they want on any road. The highly compatible Versys 1000 ABS LT SE is a capable partner for open road adventures, thanks to Kawasaki’s innovative IMU-equipped riding support system, electronic cruise control, Kawasaki Electronically Controlled Suspension (KECS), and considerable physical activity.

Riding the Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle will take you on an open road. Capability and functionality are at the heart of this vehicle, with a 1,043cc engine, nimble chassis, and comfort in its center. Ride on any road, anytime, on a motorcycle that is as reliable as it is pleasant.

Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle – Features and Specs

With an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for a robust electronic riding aid package

Dual LED headlights and cornering lights Adjustable windscreen. The electronic throttle valve integrates a standard cruise control system. Smooth inline four-cylinder and comprehensive linking engine.

Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle

Advanced Electronic Riding Aids

Kawasaki’s state-of-the-art electronics have always performed brilliantly because of the sophisticated programming that gives the ECU an accurate real-time image of what the chassis is doing with minimal software.

Versys® 1000 SE LT + Electronic Management Technology on Motorcycles incorporates the latest iteration of Bosch IMU and Kawasaki’s unique dynamic modeling software so riders can enjoy the ride with increasing confidence.

Corner Management Function

The Corner Management Function uses KIBS and KTRC to help riders maintain their planned route from one corner to the other, reducing the tendency for the bike to rise when applying the brakes. The same basic system is used on Ninja H2TM and Ninja® ZXTM-10R motorcycles, with better program settings to fit the performance parameters of the Versys® 1000 SE LT +. SuperSport style high accuracy system with smooth feedback for extra breaking confidence.

Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC) (KP)

The 3-mode system adapts to various riding conditions, provides better sports riding or rider confidence, and allows smoother riding on vibrant surfaces.

Modes 1 and 2 adjust the ignition timing, such as the Sport-Kawasaki Traction Control (S-KTRC), which uses advanced analytics to predict when traction conditions deteriorate and wheel slippage is high. Intervenes before the traction limit exceeds. Mode 3 adjusts ignition timing, fuel and air for extremely smooth operation and has high sensitivity. The rider can turn off the system by switching on the left-handle bar switch housing.

Power Mode

Allows riders to customize power features according to their riding style and conditions. Riders have the option to operate at full power or low power, which is about 75% of total control with mild throttle response.

Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle

Sports, road, rain, and riding are all integrated modes of riding (manual). All mixed methods, which combine KTRC, Power Mode, and KECS, allow riders to quickly adjust the power delivery, traction control, and suspension character to suit specific ride conditions. Riders can choose between three modes (sport, road, and rain) or manual mode (rider). Each system can be set freely in manual rider mode.

Electronic Cruise Control

It allows the rider to maintain the desired speed by pressing the button, eliminating the need to regulate the throttle constantly. When traveling long distances, it relieves tension on the right hand, which makes it easier to travel and enjoy a higher level of pleasure. When experiencing rising or falling degrees, engine power is automatically adjusted by electronic throttle valves to maintain proper speed. The “+” and “-” buttons can change the speed.

Exhaust System

Large connector pipes connect exhaust headers 1-4 and 2-3, which reduce exhaust resistance and allow optimal flow and performance at all RPMs. In the exhaust collector, the three-way catalyst ensures that the emission principles are met without losing performance.

Sporty, compact muffler improves aesthetics. By allowing smaller volume silencers, the under-engine pre-chamber increases the more concentrated mass. Single-side mufflers are lighter than twin mufflers.

Assist & Slipper Clutch (KP)

The clutch hub and pressure plate are pressed together during acceleration (Assist function) using the rotating forces, which allows the use of low and light clutch springs for a soft feeling on the lever. The sleeper function allows some clutches to slip under high back-torque conditions, such as when very few gears are selected during downshifting, to help the engine prevent lockup, stalling and rear wheel hop. When the clutch is removed, the Joder Spring component helps to stop the Joder.

Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle

Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Type 1,043cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke DOHC 16-valve in-line four
Bore x Stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Fuel System Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 4
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Final Drive Chain


Frame The twin tube, aluminum
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43mm inverted fork contains KECS-controlled compression & rebound damping, manual spring preload adjustability, and top-out springs / 150mm (5.9-inch)
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-inch)
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 310mm petal discs with radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake ø250 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

Kawasaki 2021 Versys 1000 ABS LT SE Adventure Motorcycle


L x W x H 2,270 x 950 x 1,530/1,490 mm (high/low) (89.4 x 37.4 x 60.2/58.7 in (high/low))
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-color TFT screen with digital speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, dual trip meters, odometer, current, and average fuel consumption, remaining range, bank angle display, and maximum bank angle recording function, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, intake air temperature, ice warning, clock, Economical Riding Indicator and IMU indicator


Warranty 24 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus 12 / 24 / 36 / 48 months

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