2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Versys 650 LT
Versys 650 LT
Model Code
KLE650FLFAXL
KLE650FLFAXL
Color
Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Carbon Gray
Pearl Blizzard White / Metallic Carbon Gray

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

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

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

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

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

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR17

Rear - 160 / 60 ZR17

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 85.2 in.
Overall - 85.2 in.
Height
Overall (windshield down / up) - 55.1 in. / 57.1 in.
Overall (windshield down / up) - 55.1 in. / 57.1 in.
Width
Overall - 37.2 in.
Overall - 37.2 in.
Weight
Curb - 476.3 lb.
Curb - 476.3 lb.
Ground Clearance
6.7 in.
6.7 in.
Wheelbase
55.7 in.
55.7 in.
Seat Height
33.1 in.
33.1 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed with positive neutral finder
6-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder parallel twin
4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder parallel twin
Cooling
liquid
liquid
Cylinders
2
2
Displacement
649 cc
649 cc
Bore x Stroke
83 x 60 mm
83 x 60 mm
Torque
Maximum - 47 ft. lb. @ 7,000 rpm
Maximum - 47 ft. lb. @ 7,000 rpm
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
10.8:1
Fuel System
DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)
DFI® with 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies (2)
Ignition
TCBI with digital advance
TCBI with digital advance
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gal.
5.5 gal.

Operational

Frame
Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
Front Suspension
41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload; 5.9 in. travel
41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload; 5.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload; 5.7 in. travel
Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload; 5.7 in. travel
Rake
25°
25°
Trail
4.3 in.
4.3 in.

Other

Warranty
24 Month Limited
24 Month Limited

Features

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

Comfort

  • ALL-DAY RIDING COMFORT: The slim, upright riding position offers a high level of comfort while the windscreen with two inches of tool-free adjustment adds protection from the wind. And with a 24-month limited warranty, the machine is built for every adventure.

Engine

  • SATISFYING POWER: A compact 649cc parallel-twin engine is tuned to deliver strong, quick-revving power, especially in the low- to mid-range.

Engine Management Technology

  • 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 can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. 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 is improved and power is increased.
  • 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 minimize negative impact on the environment.

Handling

  • NIMBLE & RESPONSIVE: A combination of long-travel suspension and 17-inch wheels deliver excellent handling on a variety of road conditions.

Other Features

  • Hard saddlebags featuring KQR™ mounts and hand guards for increased wind protection.

Chassis Management Technology

  • ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM): Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

Comfort

  • ALL-DAY RIDING COMFORT: The slim, upright riding position offers a high level of comfort while the windscreen with two inches of tool-free adjustment adds protection from the wind. And with a 24-month limited warranty, the machine is built for every adventure.

Engine

  • SATISFYING POWER: A compact 649cc parallel-twin engine is tuned to deliver strong, quick-revving power, especially in the low- to mid-range.

Engine Management Technology

  • 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 can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. 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 is improved and power is increased.
  • 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 minimize negative impact on the environment.

Handling

  • NIMBLE & RESPONSIVE: A combination of long-travel suspension and 17-inch wheels deliver excellent handling on a variety of road conditions.

Other Features

  • Hard saddlebags featuring KQR™ mounts and hand guards for increased wind protection.