Versys 650

Kawasaki’s 650R has been a popular choice in the mid-size sports bike arena ever since its arrival in 2006. Although it isn’t the best of track tool or a full-bore tourer, the 650R is a properly well-rounded machine with sporty yet comfortable ergonomics and forgiving all-weather performance.

With Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®), the engine delivers a smooth, responsive performance with strong mid-range power for an exhilarating ride. When opening the throttle, riders will notice an extremely smooth and powerful engine character that offers both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges.

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SPECS

POWER

Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four valves per cylinder parallel twin
Displacement 649cc
Bore x Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Fuel System DFI® with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission 6-speed with positive neutral finder
Final Drive Sealed chain

PERFORMANCE

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload/5.7 in
Front Tire 120/70×17
Rear Tire 160/60×17
Front Brakes Dual 300mm petal-style rotors with 2-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 250mm petal-style rotor with single-piston caliper, ABS

DETAILS

Frame Type Double pipe diamond frame constructed from high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail 25°/4.3 in
Overall Length 85.2 in
Overall Width 37.2 in
Overall Height 55.1 in/57.1 in
Ground Clearance 6.7 in
Seat Height 33.1 in
Curb Weight 476.3 lb** (+ Saddlebags, Handguards, & Hardware approx. 20 lb.)
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal
Wheelbase 55.7 in
Color Choices Metallic Matte Carbon Gray/Metallic Spark Black, Candy Matte Orange/Metallic Spark Black

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