2012 Kawasaki Versys Review


The 2012 Kawasaki Versys is a sleek and stylish sport bike that has been in production since 2008. This high-performance sports bike is a top choice for many reasons, making riders fall in love with it after the first ride. The 2012 Kawasaki Versys is a very solid bike that is built for the open road as well as taking a detour and exploring the off road as well.

This bike is designed for comfort and that can be instantly felt in the sleek and aerodynamics of the present model. Each section of the seats was designed with different thickness and firmness of foam which gives optimal comfort for both the ride and the passenger. The grab bars are mounted in such a way that the rider and passenger are sitting in a natUral position which helps to increase the overall comfort of the ride. Rubber bushings are mounted near the rear engine as well as hollow rubber inserts on the footpegs which help to isolate the rider's feet from the vibrations of the engine. In turn, this results in a smooth and relaxed ride no matter how far one is riding. The 2012 Kawasaki Versys is a multi-purpose bike that delivers a great deal of power, handling, and precision.

This sports bike has a 649cc, liquid-cooled twin engine that is also fuel-injected. When the rider is at lower rpm, such as driving through an urban setting, the torque gives plenty of power. This helps to make this bike a great choice for a commuter sports bike or an ideal choice for a long ride on the open road.

The 2012 Kawasaki Versys is designed for the rider who wants to have fun on the daily work commute, to take a weekend trip on the open road, or just to feel the thrill of taking those curves on a windy road. Whatever type of rider you may be, the 2012 Kawasaki Versys has you covered.

New For 2012

  • Chassis and suspension has been fine tuned to help enhance the multipurpose design of the bike.
  • Rubber bushings on rear engine mounts and hollow rubber inserts on footpads to help ensure a smooth ride and alleviate engine vibrations.
  • Three position windscreen is standard on the 2012 Kawasaki Versys
  • Upright position designed seats for both driver and passenger.
  • Sub-throttles located behind the main throttle. This design helps to give the quick response and powerful handling in all driving conditions.
  • Automatic fast idle system that allows the bike to start and warm up with ease. Even on those cold mornings.
  • Instrument panel that is easy to read and features both analog and digital readouts. The instrument panel has a white LED back-lighting which helps with night time visibility.

2012 Kawasaki Versys Specs

  • Model: 2012 Kawasaki Versys
  • Engine Type: Parallel twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 83.0 mm x 60.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1 Valve Train: DOHC, four values per cylinder
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final Drive: O-Ring chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.0 Gallon
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual petal discs with two piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single petal disc with single piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Hydraulic telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with adjustable damping
  • Wheelbase: 55.7 inches
  • Rake: 25 degrees
  • Trail: 4.3 inches
  • Seat Height: 33.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 454.2 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70-17
  • Tires (Rear): 160/60-17


  • Custom integrated LED tail lights. These are ultra-high intensity lights that add that custom look to the bike.
  • Dust cover with ventilation that is perfect for indoor storage for an extended period of time.
  • Seat covers to help protect the life of the seats. Seat covers available in a variety of colors and styles.
  • Dual saddle bags that attach quickly with grip straps. Perfect for extra storage.
  • The saddle bags also have heat shield panels on both the bottom and the side to protect bags from the heat from the exhaust.
  • Custom waterproof cover to protect bike from rain and other weather elements.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Kawasaki Versys

  • 2012 Honda NC700X
  • 2012 Ninja 650
  • 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883
  • 2012 Triumph Street Triple Motorcycle
  • 2012 Ducati Monster 696