did you ever figure out your issue? I have the 17 x300 and just noticed that the inspection window was showing no oil. There was no light on the dash. The bike is at about 5k miles and I did the prescribed maintenance, as per the manual. I had to add a quart of oil to it, which, I must say surprised me. I know that all the literature always states that you should check oil before every ride, but I'm seriously concerned as I didn't expect to have to add oil between changes on a brand new bike
As in the title, I own the 650 Versys, my first a 07 and now a 2015. The Versys holds; Capacity: 2,3 litre (Dry fill), Capacity: 1,8 litre (Service fill), Filter capacity: 0,2 litre ... . Putting in a quart of oil is a serious problem. My 2015 is at 28,000 KM , what goes in is exactly the same amount that comes out, roughly maximum distance is 9,000 KM, my usual change is between 5,000 and 6,000 KM.
Also I lube my chain at 500 KM which is usually a day ride for me, I use trip A and Trip B for logging distance on chain lube, I also carry a can of chain saver and my prop stand as there are days I have hit over 900 KM, so at a rest / lunch stop I lube my chain.
My point of bringing the chain lube up is, I am able to view the oil level at the same time, so basically I have either viewed the oil level using my pit stand when I got home , or when I use my prop stand on those days over 500 KM, so basically the oil level is viewed on every ride before or during. Since others have described similar problems, I may move posts into a new stuck thread, failing to monitor oil level isn't grounds to go after warranty with Kawasaki, remember , your motor fails with no oil in it, try explaining that to Kawasaki, however if you go through a 0.5 liter of oil every 1000 KM you should be contacting Kawasaki .