The 2020 Versys 650 ABS LT SE is the only new model introduced for the Versys 650 to Canada for 2020. It uses the same 649cc liquid cooled DOHC parallel twin as the entire Versys 650 model range, producing 68 crank HP and 47 lbs-ft of torque. The difference for the Canadian Versys 650 LT SE lies in a few small features.
It has the same hard case saddlebags as the US 650 LT model, however the Canadian 650 LT SE model adds Kawasaki Quick Release systems to the mount points. As well, the engine is tuned slightly to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, without any loss of power or torque.
The 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 ABS LT SE starts at $10,599 CA
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Digital fuel injection with two 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)
Wet multi-disc, manual
41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable preload
Offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability
Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs
Single 250 mm petal disc
Fuel Tank Capacity
21 L (5.54 US gal.)
Metallic Moondust Gray/Metallic Flat Spark Black
85.23 in (2,165 mm)
33 in (840 mm)
55 in (1,400 mm)
55.7 in (1,415 mm)
6.6 in (170 mm)
33 in (840 mm)
476 lbs (216 kg)
24 months warranty
2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 Features
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 can be strong. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance.
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 is improved and power is increased.
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 minimize negative impact on the environment.
ABS (ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM)
Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.