Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE 2022

According to Kawasaki Motorcycles

Bike adventures are life’s best adventures. Every day brings opportunity for fresh challenges.
Beyond the roads you know lie whole new vistas. Unknown roads are easier and faraway
places nearer with the Versys 1000 SE. When Adventure Calls, you and the Versys
1000 SE have the answer. ANY ROAD. ANY TIME.

Using the latest evolution of Kawasaki’s advanced modelling software and feedback from a compact Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), KCMF monitors engine and chassis parameters throughout the corner – from entry, through the apex, to corner exit – modulating brake force and engine power to facilitate smooth transition from acceleration to braking and back again, and to assist riders in tracing their intended line through the corner. 

Two further variants

Versys 1000 SE Tourer

Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer

Complementing the Versys 1000 SE’s TFT dashboard is a Bluetooth chip built into the instrument panel which enables riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly. Using the smartphone application “RIDEOLOGY THE APP,” a number of instrument functions can be accessed, contributing to an enhanced motorcycling experience.

A key to the Versys 1000’s fun factor, the exciting engine delivers more than just performance figures. The 1,043 cm3 In-line Four, tuned for flexibility, offers superb throttle response, strong torque at all rpm (especially in the low-mid range), and a seductive intake howl – ensuring riders are treated to a physically and aurally exhilarating sensation with every twist of the throttle. A change to Electronic Throttle Valves enables the addition of Electronic Cruise Control, while also contributing to smooth power delivery.

Conveniently located in the cockpit, a DC socket, previously an accessory, is now standard equipment. The socket is complemented by prepared pre-wiring. A total of 40 W of power is available.

Each of the LED headlamps features low and high beams as well as a position lamp. Highly visible, the new headlamps offer significantly increased brightness to illuminate the way on night rides.

The compact all-digital TFT colour instrumentation gives the cockpit a high-tech, highgrade appearance. The high-grade full colour display features TFT (thin-film transistor) technology, delivering a high level of visibility.  The screen’s background colour is selectable (black or white), and screen brightness adjusts automatically to suit available light.  In addition to scrollable multi-function windows, two display modes offer riders a choice of how they want their information presented.

Fun Sport Riding on a Variety of Streets/Conditions

Grip Heaters

Clean-Mount Pannier System

KECS with Showa Skyhook Technology

Electronic Throttle Valves

All-LED Lighting

LED Cornering Lights

Adjustable Windscreen

Electronic Cruise Control

Integrated Riding Modes

KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control)

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

Radial-Mount Front Brake Calipers

Two Available Seats

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)



Engine type – Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four, Displacement – 1,043 cm³, Bore x stroke – 77 x 56 mm, Compression ratio – 10.3:1, Valve system – DOHC, 16 valves, Fuel system – Fuel injection: Ø 38 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles, Ignition- Digital, Starting System – Electric, Lubrication – Forced lubrication, wet sump

Brakes and Suspension

Brakes, front – Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston, Brakes, rear – Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston, Suspension, front – 43 mm inverted fork with stepless rebound damping (right side) and spring preload adjustability (Versys 1000) 43 mm inverted fork with KECS-controlled rebound and compression damping, manual spring preload adjustability and top-out springs (Versys 1000 SE), Suspension, rear – Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability (Versys 1000) Horizontal Back-link, BFRC lite shock, KECS-controlled compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload adjustability (Versys 1000 SE)

Performance & Transmission

Maximum power – 88.2 kW {120 PS} / 9,000 rpm, Power down kit 85 kW – Available, CO2 emission – 128 g/km, Maximum torque – 102 N•m {10.4 kgf•m} / 7,500 rpm, Fuel consumption 85 kW kit – 5.5 l/100 km, CO2 emission 85 kW kit – 139 g/km, Transmission – 6-speed, Final drive – Sealed chain, Primary Reduction Ratio – 1.627 (83/51), Gear Ratios 1st2.692 (35/13), Gear Ratios 2nd1.950 (39/20), Gear Ratios 3rd1.529 (26/17), Gear Ratios 4th1.304 (30/23), Gear Ratios 5th1.136 (25/22), Gear Ratios 6th0.958 (23/24), Final reduction ratio – 2.867 (43/15), ClutchWet multi-disc, manual

Frame & Dimensions

Frame type – Twin-tube, aluminium, Trail – 106 mm, Wheel travel front – 150 mm, Wheel travel rear – 152 mm, Tyre, front – 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), Tyre, rear -180/55ZR17M/C (73W), Steering angle, left / right34˚/34˚, L x W x H2,270 x 950 x 1,490 (1,530 high position screen) mm, Wheelbase – 1,520 mm, Wheelbase- 1,520 mm, Ground clearance – 150 mm, Fuel capacity – 21 litres, Seat height – 840 mm, Curb mass – 257 kg




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