Kawasaki Versys 1000. Test Review

3 Мар 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Kawasaki Versys 1000. Test Review отключены

Kawasaki Versys 1000 Review

Kawasaki joined the of the litre class of today’s purpose bikes with the of the Versys 1000. It came not as a for their top seller, the Versys 650 but as an for riders who are looking for a bigger and powerful machine. Kawasaki has known for making durable Purpose bikes right the KLE models and its reputation is reaffirmed the introduction of Versys 650 where riders have travelled the world on it, most notably is 4 brave Malaysian made a journey from Kuala-Lumpur to in 2011 without any spare or back up vehicle.

The Versys power plant is a 1043cc four that is taken the Z1000 but with higher low to mid and lower peak power. The is smooth with every change but the 6 th gear is too short. On the with a constant speed of above 140Km/h, you will the stress on the engine as if you are still in 5 th

It is the same with the Z1000 SX With no gear indicator, you may be trying to shift into gear thinking that you are in 5 th .

The handle bar is a tad too wide for my liking and going through heavy in between cars a challenge. The padded seats provide for long distance ride to the rider and pillion. The frame is of twin-tube cast aluminium 5-piece construction, consisting of the stem, left and right frames, and 2 cross pieces. The frame is made up of steel trellis that gives the 1000 a high payload.

With a good combination of engine and good chassis, was hardly felt while and it is indeed a well-balanced bike.

The 43mm kayaba inverted is adjustable for rebound damping (on the side only) and preload. travel of 150 mm contributes to the fork’s bump absorption and road performance. Caster angle at 27o to a good balance of high-speed and a neutral handling character facilitates sporty street

The rear suspension is a horizontal that comes with a adjuster that is easy to and to make quick adjustment for or luggage riding. The rear is also adjustable for rebound

Riding on a stock bike any tweaking to the suspensions, the bike marvellously well on both and twisty riding. An added is the 3 level of traction control senses and confirm road every 5 milliseconds. Pushing the uphill and downhill even on wet gives me a wonderful confidence.

The 1000 also comes 2 power modes (Full Low Power mode limits to approximately 75% of Full Power and a milder throttle response. of both power and throttle varies according to engine (rpm), throttle position and position.)

This 21 litres fuel 239Kg work horse with a 300mm front dual petal disc and a rear single petal Braking is soft and predictable but for the core, high speed you may want to consider upgrading to a faster stopping power ABS comes as standard and it is the same light weight BOSCH used in the 2011 ZX-10R.

the front and rear have 17” with light weight

Front screen provides wind protection and comes 300mm manual adjustment. instrumentation panel includes an tachometer and LCD with speedometer, gauge, odometer, clock, trip meters, current and fuel consumption, remaining and external air temperature. The Economical Indicator appears on the LCD screen to favourable fuel consumption and is full time.

To be effective, the must ride in a gentle less than 6,000 less than 30% throttle, 160 km/h. This handy assist rider to maximise fuel efficiency.

Overall, I give the Versys 1000 a thumbs-up. Excellent for beginners and a value for season riders.

Bike courtesy of Kawasaki Malaysia.

Photo and Text by: Hong.

Kawasaki Versys
Kawasaki Versys
Kawasaki Versys
Kawasaki Versys

Interesting articles

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Kawasaki":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.