2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+
2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Kawasaki
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Versys 1000 SE LT+
Versys 1000 SE LT+
Model Code
KLZ1000DMFXL
KLZ1000DMFXL
Color
Pearl Storm Gray / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black
Pearl Storm Gray / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 310 mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers

Rear -Single 250 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

ABS

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

Front - Dual 310 mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers

Rear -Single 250 mm petal disc with single-piston caliper

ABS

KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System)

Tires

Front - 120 / 70 ZR-17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR-17

Front - 120 / 70 ZR-17

Rear - 180 / 55 ZR-17

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 89.4 in.
Overall - 89.4 in.
Height
Overall (windshield down / up) - 58.7 in / 60.2 in
Overall (windshield down / up) - 58.7 in / 60.2 in
Width
Overall - 37.4 in.
Overall - 37.4 in.
Weight
Curb - 566.7 lb. (+ Saddlebags, Hand Guards, & Hardware approx. 20 lb.)
Curb - 566.7 lb. (+ Saddlebags, Hand Guards, & Hardware approx. 20 lb.)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in.
5.9 in.
Wheelbase
59.8 in.
59.8 in.
Seat Height
33.1 in.
33.1 in.

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed, return shift, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)
6-speed, return shift, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Sealed chain

Electrical

Instrumentation
Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) updated with Showa Skyhook EERA technology, Integrated riding modes, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Electronic cruise control and heated grips, KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Power Modes
Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS) updated with Showa Skyhook EERA technology, Integrated riding modes, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS), Electronic cruise control and heated grips, KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function), KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control), Power Modes
Lighting
All-LED including cornering lights
All-LED including cornering lights
Advanced Electronics
Multi-function TFT color LCD screen, Smartphone connectivity
Multi-function TFT color LCD screen, Smartphone connectivity

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve
4-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
4
4
Displacement
1,043 cc
1,043 cc
Bore x Stroke
77 x 56 mm
77 x 56 mm
Torque
Maximum - 75.2 ft. lb.
Maximum - 75.2 ft. lb.
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
10.3:1
Clutch
Assist & Slipper
Assist & Slipper
Fuel System

DFI® with 38mm Keihin ETV throttle bodies (4)

Dual Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves

DFI® with 38mm Keihin ETV throttle bodies (4)

Dual Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves

Ignition
TCBI with electronic advance
TCBI with electronic advance
Fuel Capacity
5.5 gal.
5.5 gal.
Modes
Integrated riding
Integrated riding

Operational

Frame
Twin-spar aluminum
Twin-spar aluminum
Front Suspension

43mm inverted fork with KECS-controlled rebound and compression damping, manual spring preload adjustability and top-out springs

Travel - 5.9 in.

43mm inverted fork with KECS-controlled rebound and compression damping, manual spring preload adjustability and top-out springs

Travel - 5.9 in.

Rear Suspension

Horizontal back-link New Uni-Trak®, BFRC gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping electronically-adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.9 in.

Horizontal back-link New Uni-Trak®, BFRC gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping electronically-adjustable spring preload

Travel - 5.9 in.

Rake
27°
27°
Trail
4 in.
4 in.

Other

Includes
Economical Riding Indicator
Economical Riding Indicator
Warranty
24 month limited
24 month limited

Features

Advanced Electronics

  • STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY: Key enhancements bring Kawasaki’s finest electronic management technology to the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle, resulting in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists your ability to adapt to a wide range of street riding conditions.
  • INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT: Compact IMU monitors inertia along 5 degrees of freedom. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured. The yaw rate is calculated using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. Inputs from the IMU give the ECU software an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation.
  • KAWASAKI CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION: From the entry, through the apex, to the corner exit, KCMF modulates brake force (KIBS) and engine power (KTRC) to facilitate smooth transitions from acceleration to braking, to assist you in tracing your intended line through the corner.
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL: Kawasaki Traction Control covers a wide range of riding conditions, offering enhanced sport riding performance and peace of mind while you’re on the road. When turned on, you can select between three modes to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding
  • KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM: Kawasaki’s supersport-grade, high-precision brake management system is standard on the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle. High-precision brake pressure control enables the hydraulic pressure to be modulated in much smaller increments than standard ABS systems, conserving lever feel when KIBS is active and ensuring ABS pulses feel light.
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER: Dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and smooth deceleration.
  • SELECTABLE POWER CONTROL: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle comes with two power modes: Full and Low–allowing you to select power delivery to suit your preference and riding conditions.
  • OPTIMAL VISIBILITY: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle offers bright and white lighting via twin LED headlamps and LED taillight and license plate lighting.

Power & Performance

  • GO FARTHER: With both touring and town riding in mind, the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle is tuned for flexibility making it just as comfortable cruising at low rpm as it is when ridden on winding roads in the mid- to high-rpm range.
  • POWERFUL & EFFICIENT: The liquid-cooled, DOHC 1,043cc engine offers superb throttle response, strong torque across the rpm range and an enticing intake howl. Thanks to optimized fuel-injection settings, power delivery is linear and smooth for easy control and maneuverability at low rpm.
  • SMOOTH & RESPONSIVE POWER: Electronic Throttle Valves enable the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to control the volume of both fuel and air delivered to the engine, resulting in smooth, natural engine response and output. Electronic Cruise Control is made possible also by the Electronic Throttle Valves.
  • RACE-INSPIRED: Assist and Slipper clutch technology offers a light lever pull plus a back-torque limiting function. When excessive engine braking occurs the slipper cam relieves pressure on the clutch plates to help prevent the rear tire from hopping or skidding.
  • CONFIDENCE INSPIRING: Highly rigid 4-piston, radial mount, monobloc front brake calipers grip large 310mm petal discs and pair with a radial-pump front master brake cylinder to produce superb feel and potent stopping power.
  • SMOOTH & ADAPTIVE: Long-travel suspension delivers a smooth ride on imperfect roads, allowing you to ride with confidence on various road conditions.

Styling & Ergonomics

  • SLEEK & COMFORTABLE: With a design that boasts flowing body lines traceable from front to rear, the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle’s styling highlights its fun, sporty nature while keeping rider and passenger comfort paramount.
  • SIGNATURE KAWASAKI STYLING: The design of the upper cowl and surrounding bodywork convey a strong Kawasaki Identity while also providing functional benefits. Along with adding to the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle’s aggressive look, the upper cowling and wide fairings provide enhanced weather protection and comfort for longer rides.
  • SLEEK & FUNCTIONAL: The front fender provides ample protection for the fork inner tubes, while long, slim reflectors combine to form a sporty look.
  • SPORTY LOOK & PERFORMANCE: A compact, short muffler contributes to a tight aesthetic and detailed finish. Connector pipes on the header connect 1-4 and 2-3 contributing to performance at all rpm.
  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: A wide handlebar offers easy control and a natural grip, contributing to a relaxed upright stance while low and forward footpeg placements contribute to a spacious riding position.
  • EASY ADJUSTABILITY: For optimal control and comfort, a 6-way adjustable brake lever and a 5-way adjustable clutch lever allow you to choose the position that suits your hand size and preference.

Technology

  • PERFORMANCE MILE AFTER MILE: Open-road adventure awaits when you ride the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle. Featuring state-of-the-art electronics and highest in-class comfort levels, if you’re looking for next-level adventure, you’ll find it aboard the Versys 1000 SE LT+.
  • KAWASAKI ELECTRONIC CONTROL SUSPENSION: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle's advanced suspension system adapts to riding conditions, providing the ideal amount of damping in real time. The system incorporates Showa's Skyhook EERA (Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment) technology, carefully tuned by Kawasaki engineers to preserve a sporty riding character while delivering a smoother ride. EERA continually adapts to the road surface in real time to enable light steering on highways and a more planted feel in wet conditions.
  • RIDE WITH CONFIDENCE: Integrated Riding Modes allow you to adjust traction control, power delivery and suspension character at the touch of a button, delivering confident riding in a variety of situations.
  • TAKE CONTROL FROM YOUR PHONE: Bluetooth® Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log, phone notifications, and general settings. *RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.
  • RIDE EASY: A simple press of a button allows you to set a desired speed to enable relaxed cruising and enhanced riding comfort.

Touring Capability

  • EQUIPPED FOR ADVENTURE: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle comes packed with premium touring features and the latest technology to give you and your passengers a convenient and comfortable ride whether you’re touring mile after mile of open road or taking on busy city streets.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Superb fuel efficiency combined with a 5.5-gallon fuel tank means less stops at the pump and outstanding cruising range.
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE: The large adjustable windscreen is vented to smooth the airflow and reduce buffeting. A stepless adjustment system allows height to be tailored to your preference.
  • TAKE IT ALL WITH YOU: KQR™ 28-liter saddlebag are easily attached and removed without tools for increased convenience. The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle can accommodate both an accessory top case and the standard hard saddlebags simultaneously.

Advanced Electronics

  • STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY: Key enhancements bring Kawasaki’s finest electronic management technology to the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle, resulting in precise chassis orientation awareness that assists your ability to adapt to a wide range of street riding conditions.
  • INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT: Compact IMU monitors inertia along 5 degrees of freedom. Acceleration along longitudinal, transverse and vertical axes, plus roll rate and pitch rate are measured. The yaw rate is calculated using Kawasaki’s proprietary dynamic modeling software. Inputs from the IMU give the ECU software an even clearer real-time picture of chassis orientation.
  • KAWASAKI CORNERING MANAGEMENT FUNCTION: From the entry, through the apex, to the corner exit, KCMF modulates brake force (KIBS) and engine power (KTRC) to facilitate smooth transitions from acceleration to braking, to assist you in tracing your intended line through the corner.
  • KAWASAKI TRACTION CONTROL: Kawasaki Traction Control covers a wide range of riding conditions, offering enhanced sport riding performance and peace of mind while you’re on the road. When turned on, you can select between three modes to choose the degree in which each mode intervenes during riding
  • KAWASAKI INTELLIGENT ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM: Kawasaki’s supersport-grade, high-precision brake management system is standard on the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle. High-precision brake pressure control enables the hydraulic pressure to be modulated in much smaller increments than standard ABS systems, conserving lever feel when KIBS is active and ensuring ABS pulses feel light.
  • KAWASAKI QUICK SHIFTER: Dual-direction Kawasaki Quick Shifter allows both clutchless upshifts and downshifts for seamless acceleration and smooth deceleration.
  • SELECTABLE POWER CONTROL: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle comes with two power modes: Full and Low–allowing you to select power delivery to suit your preference and riding conditions.
  • OPTIMAL VISIBILITY: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle offers bright and white lighting via twin LED headlamps and LED taillight and license plate lighting.

Power & Performance

  • GO FARTHER: With both touring and town riding in mind, the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle is tuned for flexibility making it just as comfortable cruising at low rpm as it is when ridden on winding roads in the mid- to high-rpm range.
  • POWERFUL & EFFICIENT: The liquid-cooled, DOHC 1,043cc engine offers superb throttle response, strong torque across the rpm range and an enticing intake howl. Thanks to optimized fuel-injection settings, power delivery is linear and smooth for easy control and maneuverability at low rpm.
  • SMOOTH & RESPONSIVE POWER: Electronic Throttle Valves enable the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to control the volume of both fuel and air delivered to the engine, resulting in smooth, natural engine response and output. Electronic Cruise Control is made possible also by the Electronic Throttle Valves.
  • RACE-INSPIRED: Assist and Slipper clutch technology offers a light lever pull plus a back-torque limiting function. When excessive engine braking occurs the slipper cam relieves pressure on the clutch plates to help prevent the rear tire from hopping or skidding.
  • CONFIDENCE INSPIRING: Highly rigid 4-piston, radial mount, monobloc front brake calipers grip large 310mm petal discs and pair with a radial-pump front master brake cylinder to produce superb feel and potent stopping power.
  • SMOOTH & ADAPTIVE: Long-travel suspension delivers a smooth ride on imperfect roads, allowing you to ride with confidence on various road conditions.

Styling & Ergonomics

  • SLEEK & COMFORTABLE: With a design that boasts flowing body lines traceable from front to rear, the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle’s styling highlights its fun, sporty nature while keeping rider and passenger comfort paramount.
  • SIGNATURE KAWASAKI STYLING: The design of the upper cowl and surrounding bodywork convey a strong Kawasaki Identity while also providing functional benefits. Along with adding to the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle’s aggressive look, the upper cowling and wide fairings provide enhanced weather protection and comfort for longer rides.
  • SLEEK & FUNCTIONAL: The front fender provides ample protection for the fork inner tubes, while long, slim reflectors combine to form a sporty look.
  • SPORTY LOOK & PERFORMANCE: A compact, short muffler contributes to a tight aesthetic and detailed finish. Connector pipes on the header connect 1-4 and 2-3 contributing to performance at all rpm.
  • ALL-DAY COMFORT: A wide handlebar offers easy control and a natural grip, contributing to a relaxed upright stance while low and forward footpeg placements contribute to a spacious riding position.
  • EASY ADJUSTABILITY: For optimal control and comfort, a 6-way adjustable brake lever and a 5-way adjustable clutch lever allow you to choose the position that suits your hand size and preference.

Technology

  • PERFORMANCE MILE AFTER MILE: Open-road adventure awaits when you ride the Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle. Featuring state-of-the-art electronics and highest in-class comfort levels, if you’re looking for next-level adventure, you’ll find it aboard the Versys 1000 SE LT+.
  • KAWASAKI ELECTRONIC CONTROL SUSPENSION: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle's advanced suspension system adapts to riding conditions, providing the ideal amount of damping in real time. The system incorporates Showa's Skyhook EERA (Electronically Equipped Ride Adjustment) technology, carefully tuned by Kawasaki engineers to preserve a sporty riding character while delivering a smoother ride. EERA continually adapts to the road surface in real time to enable light steering on highways and a more planted feel in wet conditions.
  • RIDE WITH CONFIDENCE: Integrated Riding Modes allow you to adjust traction control, power delivery and suspension character at the touch of a button, delivering confident riding in a variety of situations.
  • TAKE CONTROL FROM YOUR PHONE: Bluetooth® Smartphone Connectivity (using RIDEOLOGY THE APP*) connects you with your bike like never before, allowing you to view vehicle info, riding log, phone notifications, and general settings. *RIDEOLOGY THE APP is not intended for use during vehicle operation. Only use RIDEOLOGY THE APP when the vehicle is not being operated and it is safe to do so.
  • RIDE EASY: A simple press of a button allows you to set a desired speed to enable relaxed cruising and enhanced riding comfort.

Touring Capability

  • EQUIPPED FOR ADVENTURE: The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle comes packed with premium touring features and the latest technology to give you and your passengers a convenient and comfortable ride whether you’re touring mile after mile of open road or taking on busy city streets.
  • GO THE DISTANCE: Superb fuel efficiency combined with a 5.5-gallon fuel tank means less stops at the pump and outstanding cruising range.
  • FULLY ADJUSTABLE: The large adjustable windscreen is vented to smooth the airflow and reduce buffeting. A stepless adjustment system allows height to be tailored to your preference.
  • TAKE IT ALL WITH YOU: KQR™ 28-liter saddlebag are easily attached and removed without tools for increased convenience. The Versys® 1000 SE LT+ motorcycle can accommodate both an accessory top case and the standard hard saddlebags simultaneously.