Register Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Motorcycle EscrowInsurance

 

» Log in
User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
» Latest Versys Registry Entry
2009
Drivetrain: | Color: Candy Plasma Blue

Submitted by: jpma
More here
» Our Partners
»Gear at MotoSport.com
» Stats
Members: 46,843
Threads: 23,609
Posts: 264,319
Top Poster: weljo2001 (9,126)
Welcome to our newest member, tiffany01
» Welcome to the New Kawasaki Versys Enthusiast Site
Greetings and welcome to VersysForum.com!





2008 Kawasaki Versys Named Motorcycle of the year

KawasakiVersys.com is a brand new community setup for those interested in discussing the Kawasaki Versys motorcycle. Versys Owners as well as any other motorcycle enthusiasts that respects the Kawasaki motorcycle legacy are welcome. Browse the Kawasaki Versys Forum, post videos, post technical questions, share videos & photos, and much more.

Be sure to visit and intruduce yourself to this BRAND NEW COMMUNITY (opened at the end of Jan. 2008) in the Kawasaki Versys forums and tell everyone about your ride, modifications made to your ride and all other related subjects.

Register today, it’s FREE!

About the Kawasaki Versys:

The Kawasaki Versys was introduced in both Europe and Canada towards the end of 2006 and then it was introduced in the United States in 2007. The name of this motorcycle is shortened from “versatile system” to get Versys. This simply refers to the different riding attributes this bike has that makes it more versatile. The Versys is an all-rounder middleweight bike and has a standard riding posture.

The Versys has a 650 cc four stroke liquid cooled parallel twin engine that was changed a bit to get more torque. This engine is inspired by the Ninja 650R.

The inlet and exhaust cams were outfitted with shorter valve duration in order to increase the torque. This results in better throttle at lower revs because the peak torque has been moved further down the rev range. To make the power even smoother a balance tube was added right between the exhaust headers.

The Versys was created for pavement riding on back-roads and city roads. As a result, the fuel injection system was revamped. It was fully mapped so the mid-range from 3000-6000 revs would receive a nice and strong response from the throttle.

Since the peak torque was lowered somewhat in the rev range this may make the power output lower overall. The torque power output for the Versys is 64bhp at 8000rpm. Peak torque is 61 at 6800 rpm. The Honda CBF1000 model used a similar approach.

When compared to the ER-6, the original bike, the Versys has some major changes. The sub frame was redesigned as well as the suspension and then the header design was completely changed. The ER-6 had a non-adjustable suspension but the Versys changes things up and adds upside down front forks that are completely adjustable in addition to a swing arm that is all alloy rather than tubular steel that is standard on the ER-6.

The Versys really is not a dual-purpose bike but rather an all pavement bike. Thanks to its ZR rated tires, alloy wheels, and exposed and low exhaust system this bike is not recommended for off road use. However, it does offer a wide selection of riding options as long as they are on pavement and the bike will not be subjected to abuse.

Visit the Versys Forums today!

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Alpinestars Joey shoes
duffyduck1
Yesterday 08:51 AM
Today 12:51 AM
by Gigitt
4 64 Off Topic Discussions
2014 vfr800
Conrad
04-03-2014 09:28 AM
Today 12:50 AM
by Davy F
1 144 Other Motorcycle Make and Model Discussion
new tank cover
Hoghead
04-21-2014 04:08 AM
Today 12:47 AM
by Hoghead
14 283 Modifications - Cosmetic
Custom Beak for Versys
fooqaw
09-04-2012 04:45 AM
Today 12:41 AM
by Hoghead
208 40,756 Modifications - Cosmetic
Who's got the best looking exhaust?
miker4055
01-25-2010 09:09 AM
Today 12:41 AM
by Davy F
68 18,934 Modifications - Cosmetic
"Tear Down this Myth"
Seeya
Yesterday 08:28 PM
Yesterday 11:13 PM
by MTS
2 53 Off Topic Discussions
What Did You Do Today? II
genehil
07-29-2013 03:11 PM
Yesterday 11:01 PM
by Gigitt
721 23,415 Off Topic Discussions
Gear Lever Silicon Sock Toe Protector
Gigitt
Yesterday 10:56 PM
Yesterday 10:56 PM
by Gigitt
0 11 Modifications - Cosmetic
Valve Check/Adjustment
nprecup
02-01-2013 05:55 PM
Yesterday 10:43 PM
by invader
85 6,459 Technical Discussion
IF i ever switch to another bike it would be..
jeff6218
03-30-2014 04:52 PM
Yesterday 09:24 PM
by twowheels
77 2,938 General Kawasaki Versys Discussions
WTB: mirror extenders
The Rizz
Yesterday 06:59 AM
Yesterday 09:17 PM
by The Rizz
2 63 For Sale
Uk V rider
kwakbiker
Yesterday 08:40 AM
Yesterday 08:12 PM
by kiwi 41
5 78 Member Introductions
Versys streetfighter "kit".
StoicBmx
07-25-2012 01:04 AM
Yesterday 07:40 PM
by Gigitt
4 1,889 For Sale
Sprocket Cover Removal ??
Backroadie
Yesterday 10:31 AM
Yesterday 07:34 PM
by Gigitt
5 85 Technical Discussion
Gear position indicator, anybody have one?
AlaskaJeff
02-25-2014 03:39 AM
Yesterday 07:24 PM
by Ryanwalus
52 2,090 Modifications - Cosmetic
almost got a 2013 versys
craig dow
Yesterday 02:53 PM
Yesterday 07:23 PM
by Gigitt
2 74 Member Introductions
'09 blue Versys (Atlanta).
cls
04-08-2014 05:02 PM
Yesterday 07:16 PM
by cls
6 321 For Sale
When The Pavement Ends
weljo2001
Yesterday 07:02 PM
Yesterday 07:02 PM
by weljo2001
0 44 Member Rides
Why do we do it?
King.Versys
04-22-2014 10:20 AM
Yesterday 06:20 PM
by Time
4 133 Off Topic Discussions
New Rear Rack Option
ktmduals
10-07-2010 12:50 AM
Yesterday 06:07 PM
by CmdrPopNFresh
248 57,977 Modifications - Cosmetic
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum