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$13,999
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$300

Versys 1000 ABS

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Specifications

Lifestyle

Created as the long-awaited big brother of Kawasaki’s mid-size any-road street surfer, the new Versys 1000 is designed to enable the greatest riding enjoyment in the widest variety of street riding situations. Whether riding solo or two-up, around the corner or around the globe, its unique combination of a highly responsive In-Line Four engine tuned for flexibility will have your grinning in your helmet.

Engine

Type 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1043cc
Bore and stroke 77.0 x 56.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with four 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition Digital
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Cooling Liquid

Brakes

Front: type Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Front: calipers Dual opposed 4-piston
Rear: type Single 250 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Single-piston

Dimensions

Overall length 2,235 mm
Overall width 900 mm
Overall height 1,405 mm / 1,430 mm
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Ground clearance 155 mm
Seat height 845 mm
Curb mass** 239 kg
Fuel capacity 21 litres

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Sealed chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.627 (83/51)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.692 (35/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.950 (39/20)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.529 (26/17)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.304 (30/23)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.136 (25/22)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.958 (23/24)
Final reduction ratio 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Frame

Type Aluminium twin-tube
Wheel travel: front 150 mm
Tire: front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Wheel travel: rear 150 mm
Tire: rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 27°
Trail 107 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 34° / 34°

Performance

Maximum Power 86.8 kW {118 PS} @ 9,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 102 N.m {10.4 kgf.m} @ 7,700 rpm

Suspension

Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork with stepless rebound damping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with stepless rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability

Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide

This model comes with 12 months factory limited warranty. 

 

Kawasaki keeps the good times rolling with unlimited kilometers/hours of usage. We have you covered with our nationwide, Kawasaki dealer network. Visit any authorized Kawasaki dealer (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA for factory warranty coverage.

 

Click “Owner’s Warranty Guide” for full details regarding Kawasaki’s factory limited warranty coverage.

Kawasaki Protection Plus Learn More

Kawasaki’s own Kawasaki Protection Plus (KPP) goes the distance with available two, three, and four years of unlimited kilometers/hours additional coverage on top of the original Kawasaki limited warranty. That’s up to seven years total coverage depending on the base warranty term!

 

Feel secure knowing that Kawasaki Protection Plus repairs are performed only at authorized Kawasaki dealers (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA using only Kawasaki genuine parts.

 

Enjoy additional peace of mind with roadside assistance on street legal motorcycles. Buy early - roadside assistance coverage begins when you buy KPP.

 

No surprises. There’s no deductible fees with KPP for covered repairs.

 

Click “Learn More” for more details regarding Kawasaki Protection Plus.

MSRP*

$13,999

Special offers

Mega Cash
Get the best for less with our manufacturer-to-dealer incentives called MEGA cash credits.

Instant MEGA Cash Credits available on select new, unused 2012, 2013 or 2014 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between September 6, 2014 and October 31, 2014. Instant MEGA cash credits are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, deducted from MSRP, and vary from $200 (KL650EES - KLR650) to $2,300 (ZG1400CDF – Concours 14 ABS), depending on the model. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers.

4.9% Special Retail Financing
Take advantage of our Special Retail Financing offer for as little as 4.9% APR OAC for 60 months. Visit your local Kawasaki dealer today for complete details and get moving - for less - right now.

*Limited time purchase financing offer for 60 months on select new, unused 2012, 2013 and 2014 Kawasaki models sold by participating authorized Canadian Kawasaki Motors Dealers, available on approved credit. See dealer for complete details. Offer ends October 31, 2014. Offer cannot be combined with any other special offers.

Genuine Kawasaki Accessories Promotion
Now is the time to outfit your new Kawasaki with the best accessories we offer. Purchase a select new motorcycle, and receive $650 worth of free Genuine Kawasaki Accessories.

The “Genuine Kawasaki Accessory Promotion” is available on select 2012, 2013 and 2014 models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc. Receive $650.00 retail value of Kawasaki Accessories with the purchase of KLZ1000AEF - Versys 1000 ABS. Offer valid on vehicles purchased between September 6, 2014 and October 31, 2014. The Genuine Kawasaki Accessory Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.

3.9% Good Times Financing Promotion
Deals on motorcycles just got sweeter. Purchase select new Kawasaki Motorcycle models and receive 3.9% retail financing for up to 24 months.

The 3.9% Good Time Financing Promotion is available on select 2012, 2013 and 2014 Motorcycle models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between September 6, 2014 and October 31, 2014. Receive a financing rate of 3.9% for up to 24 months with the purchase of a KLZ1000AEF – Versys 1000 ABS. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. The 3.9% Good Times Financing Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.

Motorcycle Sony Action Cam Promotion
Purchase a select new Kawasaki motorcycle and ride away with a Sony Action Cam. Relive the memories, and capture all those on the horizon.

The Motorcycle Sony Action Cam Promotion is available on select Motorcycle models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between September 6, 2014 and October 31, 2014. Receive a Sony Action Cam with accessories (including waterproof housing and adhesive mounts) valued at $418, with the purchase of a KLZ1000AEF – Versys 1000 ABS. Quantities are limited and certain conditions will apply. Promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions unless otherwise indicated. See your dealer for complete details.

Kawapedia

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 is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. 

On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. 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 in improved and power is increased. 

Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.

Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

Compared to Kawasaki's traditional Uni-Trak rear suspension, which mounts the shock unit vertically, with Horizontal Back-link rear suspension, the shock unit is almost horizontal. Kawasaki's original suspension arrangement locates the shock unit very close to the bike's centre of gravity, greatly contributing to mass centralisation. And because there is no linkage or shock unit protruding beneath the swingarm, this frees up space for a larger exhaust pre-chamber (an exhaust expansion chamber situated just upstream of the silencer). With a larger pre-chamber, silencer volume can be reduced, and heavy exhaust components can be concentrated closer to the centre of the bike, further contributing to mass centralisation. The result is greatly improved handling. 

Another benefit is that the shock unit is placed far away from exhaust heat. Because it is more difficult for heat from the exhaust system to adversely affect suspension oil and gas pressure, suspension performance is more stable. Horizontal Back-link rear suspension offers numerous secondary benefits like this.

ABS

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip. ABS was developed to prevent such incidents. Kawasaki ABS systems are controlled by high precision and highly reliable programming formulated based on thorough testing of numerous riding situations. By ensuring stable braking performance, they offer rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment. 

And to meet the special requirements of certain riders, specialised ABS systems are also available. For example, KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) is a high-precision brake system designed specifically for supersport models, enabling sport riding to be enjoyed by a wider range of riders. And by linking the front and rear brakes, K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS provides the confidence to enjoy touring on heavyweight models. Kawasaki is continually working on the development of other advanced ABS systems.

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 minimise negative impact on the environment.

KTRC (1-mode)

When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel spin (i.e. when the rear wheel turns faster than the front wheel) to occur. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin that could otherwise cause the loss of control of the bike. Like ABS prevents wheels from locking up when braking, this Kawasaki-original traction control system prevents the rear tyre from slipping. Knowing that the system will intervene to prevent sudden wheel spin when, for example, the pavement comes to an abrupt end when touring, is a great source of reassurance for riders. 

KTRC uses wheel speed sensors to monitor front and rear wheel speed. When it detects wheel spin, engine power is reduced to allow rear wheel grip to be regained. KTRC also enables helps the rear wheel regain traction in situations where grip is lost temporarily, like when riding over a wet manhole cover. 

KTRC uses 3-way control, governing ignition timing, fuel volume and (via the sub-throttle valves) intake air volume. This 3-way control is what enables the system to be so smooth, resulting in a very natural feeling.

It is technologically possible for traction control systems to recover from loss of grip due to wheel spin without the rider ever realising that they had slipped. However, KTRC lets riders know when road conditions are slippery by purposely delaying intervention for an instant. Firstly, communicating an accurate picture of current road conditions and what the bike is doing, and secondly, ensuring that systems provide support for riders – this is the philosophy that drives development of Kawasaki technology.

* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

† Mega Cash noted with the MSRP, is a Special Offer that cannot be combined with any other special offer. Customers can choose a different current Special Offer, but they will be charged the full MSRP listed price and not the Mega Cash price.

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.