Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|10-15-2014, 10:50 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT | FIRST LOOK
For the first time ever the Versys 1000 will be sold in North American dealerships. Both the Versys 1000 and the updated 650 benefit from numerous styling and mechanical updates for 2015, including more power and enhanced torque delivery, a larger fairing and windscreen that improve weather protection, and a more compact ABS system.
Styling normalizes the look of the Versys, which could previously only be described as unique. Gone are the old stacked headlights, replaced with conventional dual cat-eye lamps that share more than a passing resemblance to the Ninja 1000 and other Kawasaki bikes. A manually adjustable windscreen move through 3 inches of travel. As we’ve already seen on the Versys 650, the riding position is an open, upright affair supported by a generously sized seat.
The big Versys, available in other markets since 2012, is powered by a 1,043cc inline-four shared with the Z1000 streetfighter and the Ninja 1000. This year it gets ignition and injection system upgrades to improve power—now claimed at 120 hp—and new rubber engine mounts to reduce engine vibration, along with an assist-and-slip clutch to reduce lever pull and wheel hop on corner entries. Suspension upgrades come in the form of a longer-travel 41mm fork and a new rear shock that now features a remote adjuster. Compared to the Ninja 1000/Z1000, the Versys has 1.2 inches more travel up front, half an inch more out back. Electronic rider aids include switchable traction control and two power modes.
For the US, the big Versys will be sold as the LT up-model, which features Kawasaki’s 28-liter, quick-detach hard saddlebags and hand guards. Like the similar bags on last year’s Ninja 1000, the Versys’ remove easily and leave unobtrusive mounts behind. They mount to a subframe beefed up for the purpose. A generously sized 5.5-gallon fuel tank should provide good range.
The Versys 1000’s MSRP has not been released, but it’s expected to be near the Ninja 1000’s $11,999 price point.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|The More the Merrier | 2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Review||NewsBot||Industry News||0||06-19-2015 03:21 PM|
|2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT Review||NewsBot||Industry News||0||01-15-2015 02:50 AM|
|2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT/ABS First Look||NewsBot||Industry News||0||10-16-2014 09:10 AM|
|2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT Debuts at AIM||NewsBot||Industry News||0||10-16-2014 09:10 AM|
|2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT First Look||NewsBot||Industry News||0||10-15-2014 10:50 AM|