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Versatility is the foundation of the Versys® 650 ABS motorcycle. With a slim chassis, upright riding position and windscreen, any road is an invitation to explore more. Whether you’re navigating city streets or tackling mile after mile of open highway, the Versys 650 ABS is built for comfort.

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

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.

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes 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 anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics 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 elemen

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Top Features


  • Engine


    4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled, 4 valves per cylinder parallel twin



    Bore x Stroke

    83.0 x 60.0mm

    Compression Ratio


    Fuel System

    DFI® with 38mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)


    TCBI with electronic advance


    6-speed with positive neutral finder

  • Suspension

    Front Suspension / Wheel Travel

    41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 in

    Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel

    Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload/5.7 in

    Front Tire

    120/70 ZR-17

    Rear Tire

    160/60 ZR-17


    25/4.3 in

    Ground Clearance

    6.7 in


    55.7 in

  • Totals

    Overall Length

    85.2 in

    Overall Width

    33.1 in

    Overall Height

    55.1 in/57.1 in (windshield down/up)

    Seat Height

    33.1 in

    Curb Weight

    476.3 lb**

    Fuel Capacity

    5.5 gal

    Maximum Torque

    47.0 lb-ft

  • General

    Final Drive

    Sealed chain

    Frame Type

    Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel

    Color Choices

    Metallic Moondust Gray / Metallic Spark Black

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front Brakes

    Dual 300mm petal-style discs with 2-piston calipers, ABS

    Rear Brakes

    Single 250mm petal-style disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

  • Guarantee


    12 month limited warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2021 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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