Kawasaki Versys 650 2017

All Roads, One Bike - The Versys 650

The Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS is one of those rare motorcycles that is equally at home commuting or on your favorite back road.

Whatever your destination, this remarkable, reliable, versatile, comfortable and nimble motorcycle will eat up the miles and encourage you to take the long way home.

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is fitted with ABS as standard, with everything you’ve come to expect from this flexible motorcycle, as well as a touring and a grand touring model. 

The key to the Kawasaki Versys 650’s sleek chassis is its compact Parallel Twin engine, which allows the use of a slim, lightweight frame.

Together with the forward-located seat position and the under-engine muffler, this engine-frame combination delivers a highly centralised mass distribution, which contributes to the highly agile package.

High priority was given to achieving chassis settings that deliver a high level of feedback, better enabling the rider to recognise the bike’s limits.

Tuning of the 649 cc Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that offers a quick-revving character to optimise performance for everyday riding. The revised engine also maximises low to mid range torque as well as increased high-rpm performance and improved fuel economy.

Fitted with stronger wheels and a stronger rear subframe has allowed the Kawasaki Versys 650's carrying ability to be increased to an incredible 210 kg. This allows panniers and a topbox to be fitted at the same time.

The new genuine panniers are a one key quick realease system which feature no pannier frames thus retaining the sleek looks when the panniers are removed. These panniers are available as an accessory or come as standard fitment on the Kawasaki Versys 650 Tourer or Grand Tourer versions.

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Kawasaki Extended Warranty

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All new Kawasaki motorcycles and scooters come as standard with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty and 12 months RAC cover.

Warranty Plus

Peace of mind for 4 years

Warranty Plus is an additional 2 year unlimited mileage Kawasaki Factory warranty extension of your original warranty. If it is taken out at the time of purchase of the motorcycle we are able to offer this at the preferential rates shown below giving you 4 years peace of mind.

Warranty Plus is transferrable both on private sale or in the event of a bike being traded in and will therefore enhance the value of your machine at this time.

There are no claims limits, no claims fees, no added paperwork.

Warranty Extension Costs

Scooter
Motorcycles
Up to 850cc
Motorcycles
Over 851cc
£230
£295
£350

Costs are inclusive of VAT of 20%

Please talk to a member of our sales team to organise this cover for you. 01508 471919

Warranty Plus

Kawasaki warrants products with extended warranty to be free of manufacturing defects for an additional 24 months from the expiry date of the original manufacturer's warranty. The following products can be covered for private use* only:

Street-legal Motorcycles**

* Private use - a private user is defined as "any person who is acting for purposes which are not related to his trade, business or profession".

** Street-legal Motorcycles - only models sold as street legal by Kawasaki Motors UK may be covered.

Warranty Terms and Conditions

If, within the extended warranty period, a failure occurs which is determined by Kawasaki to be caused by a manufacturing defect, Kawasaki will, at its discretion, arrange for the repair or replacement of the necessary parts at no cost to the customer. This can be carried out by any authorised Kawasaki Dealer. However, it is recommended that repairs and servicing are done by the original selling dealer who has a full history and knowledge of each product they have sold.

Note the following terms used throughout this document:

  • 'Kawasaki' = Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V.
  • 'Dealer' = Official Kawasaki dealer authorised for the relevant product group.

This warranty contains obligations and exclusions solely on the part of Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. and not on the part of any dealer.

Nothing in this document shall be construed as an agency between Kawasaki and any of its authorised dealers or their staff.

Under current EU Consumer Law, customers have certain statutory rights contained within legislation governing the sale of goods to consumers (private users). This warranty does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer.

Please note:

  • This warranty is only available for and only applies to those products officially imported into the European Union (the EU) by Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. and sold within the EU by an authorised Kawasaki dealer.
  • This warranty is only valid within European countries, which have official Kawasaki authorised representation for the product(s) concerned.

Warranty Exclusions

Kawasaki will not accept responsibility if, in its sole opinion, the part or parts require repair or replacement as a direct result of:

a) Alteration from standard specification in a manner, which affects the performance, durability or safety of the product or any of its component parts or genuine Kawasaki accessories, e.g.:

  1. The fitting of non-genuine Kawasaki parts or accessories, unless these are recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki;
  2. Modifications or adjustments not recommended or approved in writing by Kawasaki.

b) The use of lubricating oils, fuel or other fluids (including cleaning materials) which are not in accordance with the recommendations contained in the owner's manual.

c) Improper uses, improper repair (this includes fitting of non-genuine or 'pattern' parts), accidental or fire damage and contamination by or submergence in water.

d) Deterioration due to normal wear and tear in service. The warranty does not cover routine service adjustment or normal replacement of service items (such as oils, fluids, spark plugs and filters), or wear and tear items (such as batteries, brake and clutch friction materials, drive chains or belts and tyres, cables and bearings). However, such items are covered if replacement is required as a direct result of a manufacturing or material defect.

e) Any competitive racing or related use.

f) Any damage or consequential damage caused by accident or by owner's or operator's neglect or abuse.

g) Improper storage or deterioration from the elements.

The warranty may not apply if:

i) The periodic maintenance and servicing is not carried out by an authorised Kawasaki dealer at the appropriate intervals specified in the relevant owner's manual. Evidence of this servicing must be produced, if requested, at the time of any warranty claim. It is the owner's responsibility to ensure the service record book is kept up to date by the servicing dealer. It is advisable also to keep copies of any service or repair invoices in case the book is lost.

ii) Any problem experienced is not reported to a Kawasaki Dealer within a reasonable time or the motorcycle is not properly inspected by that dealer. The owner should take all possible steps to prevent further damage as soon as any problem is apparent. Any consequential damage that is caused by the continued use of the product after a problem has been identified may not be covered by this warranty.

The warranty covers private use only. The warranty will not apply if the unit is used for any business or commercial purpose.

The following items are not covered:

  • Cables
  • Batteries
  • Bulbs
  • Accessories (Genuine Kawasaki Accessories are warranted for 24 months if registered to the machine by your Dealer)
  • Cosmetic appearance

Breakdown

In the event of a breakdown it is the owner's responsibility to ensure the product is taken to an authorised Kawasaki Dealer for attention. Kawasaki will not be responsible for recovery costs or any other costs associated with the transportation of a product to a Kawasaki Dealer.

Warranty Transfer

The extended warranty plan can be transferred to subsequent private owners of the covered product at no cost. Applications can be made by using the warranty transfer form in the warranty booklet or through any Kawasaki dealer.

Right to Cancel

The plan may be cancelled and a refund made in full at the purchaser's request within 30 days of purchase. An administration fee of £17 will be deducted from the refund.

A refund will also be considered after the start of the extended warranty period in case of theft or total loss due to an accident. In these cases the refund will be made upon the following basis:

  • Deduction of an administration fee of £17.
  • Deduction of any claim amount paid under the extended warranty programme.
  • Deduction of the proportional amount of the plan fee according to the number of months the extended warranty has been running.

This right to cancel is in addition to and does not in any way detract from or affect the statutory rights of the customer. Any refunds will be made by Kawasaki UK after application to and approval by Kawasaki.

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SHARP, SPORTY STYLING

Completely revised styling package blends style, wind protection, aerodynamics and airflow management. The new twin headlamp design contributes to strong Kawasaki looks, while reflecting the Versys 650’s abundant potential for fun, sporty riding.

LARGER-VOLUME FUEL TANK

Increased volume contributes to a greater cruising range. Short-style fuel tank positions the rider closer to the handlebar, facilitating control.

17” WHEELS

17” wheels front and back contribute to quick, sporty handling and accommodate a wide variety of sport tyres. Stronger wheels contribute to an increased payload.

INVERTED FRONT FORK

Long-travel ø41 mm front fork with stiff springs is the key to active control of the bike’s front-rear weight transfer. Separated functions for each tube allow all adjusters to be at the top of the fork for easy adjustment. Settings contribute to both light handling and ride comfort.

SLIM, UPRIGHT RIDING POSITION 

The compact engine and slim frame result in a design that is narrow at the knees and feet. Repositioned footpegs offer a more relaxed position, making it easier for riders to spend more time in the saddle.

OFFSET LAYDOWN SINGLE-SHOCK WITH REMOTE PRELOAD ADJUSTER

Long-travel rear suspension is designed to easily soak up road imperfections. The high-grade link-less system offers direct feel and a balance of light handling and ride comfort. With its new remote preload adjuster, it is easily adjustable to suit riding with a passenger or luggage.

REDUCED VIBRATION

Changing the front engine mounts to rubber mounts instead of rigid mounts reduces vibration at the handlebar, seat and fuel tank, significantly increasing comfort. The reduced vibration also contributes to increased mirror visibility.

PETAL BRAKE DISCS

Triple petal disc brakes look great and deliver plenty of stopping power. New calipers, revised master cylinder settings, new brake pad material and a larger ø250 mm rear disc deliver increased controllability, stronger initial bite and greater overall brake force.

UNDER-ENGINE MUFFLER

Muffler located under the engine contributes to mass centralisation, frees up space under the seat and helps keep heat away from rider and passenger. 

NUMEROUS GENUINE ACCESSORIES

Complementing the colour-matched panniers and top case, numerous accessories increase touring ability and contribute to long-distance comfort. Newly available accessories include LED fog lamps, shroud sliders and a gear position indicator.

HIGH CHASSIS FEEDBACK

The key to the Versys 650’s sleek chassis is its compact Parallel Twin engine, which allows the use of a slim, lightweight frame. Together with the forward-located seat position and the under-engine muffler, this engine-frame combination delivers a highly centralised mass distribution, which contributes to the highly agile package. High priority was given to achieving chassis settings that deliver a high level of feedback, better enabling the rider to recognise the bike’s limits.

ADJUSTABLE WINDSCREEN

Larger windscreen with a 60 mm range can be adjusted without tools, allowing riders to tailor their wind and weather protection.

649 CM3 LIQUID-COOLED, 4-STROKE PARALLEL TWIN

Tuning of the 649 cm3 Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character. To optimise performance for everyday riding, care was taken to maximise low-mid range torque. When opening the throttle, riders will notice an extremely smooth and powerful engine character that offers both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges. Engine updates result in increased high-rpm performance and improved fuel economy.

WIDE HANDLEBAR

Combined with the slim, upright riding position, the wide bar offers excellent machine control.

INCREASED PAYLOAD

Reinforced rear frame and stronger wheels allow an increased payload, allowing riders to take more with them. The stronger rear frame allows accessory panniers and a top case to be used at the same time.

ABS

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.

DUAL THROTTLE VALVES

Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.

On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased.

Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.

ECONOMICAL RIDING INDICATOR

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency.

However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced.

While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.

General Specification

InstrumentsLCD display
Warranty2 years unlimited mileage
Service Interval3750 miles/12 months
Valve Clearance26250 miles

Chassis

FrameDiamond, high-tensile steel
Wheelbase1,415 mm
Rake25˚
Trail108 mm
Front Suspension41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping (right-side) and adjustable preload (left-side)
Front Wheel17"
Front Wheel Travel150 mm
Front BrakeDual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs; Caliper: Dual 2-piston
Front Tyre120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear SuspensionOffset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability
Rear Wheel Travel145 mm
Rear BrakeSingle ø250 mm petal disc; Caliper: Single-piston
Rear Wheel17"
Rear Tyre160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Fuel Capacity21 litres
Dry Weight
Seat Height840 mm
Max Height1,450 mm
Max Length2,165 mm

Engine

TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement649 cm3
Bore and Stroke83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio10.8:1
Power51.0 kW {69 PS} / 8,500 min
Torque64.0 N.m {6.5 kgf.m} / 7,000 min
Fuel Deliveryø38 mm x 2
Exhaust2-1
EmissionsEuro 4
Gearbox6-speed, return
Ratio1=(39/16) 2=(36/21) 3=(32/24) 4=(30/27) 5=(28/29) 6=(23/27)
Primary Drive2.095 (88/42)
Final DriveChain
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
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Example Finance Plan

This is a 0% Finance offer with a minimum deposit of £99.
​Larger deposits will result in smaller monthly payments.

Plan NameKEV/KB2
Cash Price£7,236.00
Deposit£99.00
Total Credit£7,137.00
Purchase Fee£0.00
Credit Facilty Fee£0.00
Total Payable£7,236.00
Initial Payment£0.00
Monthly Payments£198.25
Optional Final Payment£0.00
Agreement Duration36 months
Representative APR0.00%
Interest Rate0.00%
Valid From2017-01-01
Valid To2017-09-30

Repayments can be varied dependent on term of loan or deposit.

Please call to discuss your requirements on 01508 471919.

Seastar Superbikes at registered address The Garage, Ipswich Road, Newton Flotman, Norwich, Norfolk. NR15 1PN is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 665750. All finance is subject to status and income and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is only available through Manufacturers Finance schemes which are a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Finance figures are applicable at time of print and are subject to change. Representative example based on annual mileage shown above. With a Personal Contract Purchase you have the option at the end of the agreement to: (1) Return the motorcycle and not pay the Optional Final Repayment. If the motorcycle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. If the motorcycle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage a charge for excess mileage will apply – in this example 6p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage up to 4,999 miles and 12p per mile + VAT for any excess mileage exceeding 4,999 miles. (2) Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the motorcycle or (3) Part exchange the motorcycle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders to assist with your purchase, who may pay us an introduction fee. Guaranteed future values (Optional Final Payment) may vary from month to month. Figures shown are for guidance only. Please call us for a fixed quotation.

K-Options 0% Finance

 K-Options 0% Finance Offer over 36 Months with a minimum deposit of £99 (Offer valid to 30th September 2017 and is subject to status) 

0% Finance also applicable to pre-registered bikes where available.

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