Versys 650



The Versys is one of those machines that exceeds the sum of its parts. Its name, derived from “vertex” (Latin for pinnacle, summit, top) and “system,” hints at its goal of offering a truly superior platform that maximizes fun in any number of street riding situations. One ride is all it takes to confirm that the Versys 650 delivers on its any-street promise.


Bore and stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Cooling Liquid
Displacement 649cc
Ignition Digital
Type 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Fuel system Digital fuel injection with two 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Compression ratio 10.6:1
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)


Rear: calipers Single-piston caliper
Rear: type Single 220 mm petal disc
Front: calipers 2-piston calipers
Front: type Dual 300 mm petal discs


Wheelbase 1,415 mm (55.7 in.)
Overall height 1,330 mm (52.3 in.)
Fuel capacity 19 litres (4.2 gal.)
Overall width 840 mm (33.1 in.)
Curb mass** 206 kg (454 lbs.)
Overall length 2,125 mm (83.7 in.)
Seat height 845 mm (33.3 in.)
Ground clearance 180 mm (7.1 in.)


Gear ratio: 4th 1.111 (30/27)
Transmission 6-speed, with positive neutral finder
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.333 (32/24)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Gear ratio: 2nd 1.714 (36/21)
Final reduction ratio 3.067 (46/15)
Gear ratio: 1st 2.438 (39/16)
Gear ratio: 6th 0.852 (23/27)
Primary reduction ratio 2.095 (88/42)
Gear ratio: 5th 0.966 (28/29)
Final drive Sealed Chain


Type Diamond, high-tensile steel
Caster (rake) 25°
Tire: rear 160/60-ZR17
Tire: front 120/70-ZR17
Wheel travel: rear 145 mm (5.7 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 35° / 35°
Wheel travel: front 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Trail 108 mm (4.3 in.)


Maximum Torque 61 N·m {6.2 kgƒ·m} @ 6,800 rpm
Maximum Power 47 kW {64 PS} @ 8,000 rpm


Suspension, rear Single offset laydown shock with adjustable rebound and spring preload
Suspension, front 41 mm hydraulic telescopic fork with adjustable rebound and preload


Warranty 12 months warranty

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.

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Special offers


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.

Fuel Efficient

Vehicles that have a fuel efficiency rating under 5.5L/100km.


Best kept secret

The Versys 650 being the little brother to the Versys 1000 is just as sporty and feature packed as its larger counterpart. Exceeding the sum of its parts, this technology-packed and versatile machine is one of the easiest ways to have fun on a motorcycle. Its low-mid range focused Parallel Twin Engine ensures a powerful ride while being complimented with the sporty Separate Function Forks and sharp styling. Click here to read more about Kawasaki's best kept secrets.

* 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)

‡ 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.