2013 Kawasaki Versys Review


Aggressive styling, though a little on the funky side, doesn’t detract from how the 2013 Kawasaki Versys can do it all: touring, commuting, fun, and even a little bit of adventure riding. A fuel-injected 649cc is the perfect heart to this lightweight motorcycle. The Versys is nimble and lively enough for more experience riders, but is predictable enough for beginners to remain comfortable without fear of losing control.

Deep power through the low and middle rev ranges makes this an efficient motorcycle for long hauls, regular commuting, or cruising through town. The 5.0-gallon tank ensures you will be in for a lengthy ride when city streets turn to winding canyons and those canyons turn into long stretches of sea breeze and ocean sunsets. Most importantly, the seat props the rider in a natUral seating position, providing comfort to both driver and passenger, no matter the terrain.

New For 2013

  • More color options: Metallic Stardust White, Candy Thunder Blue/Metallic Spark Black

2013 Kawasaki Versys Specs

  • Model: 2013 Kawasaki Versys
  • Engine Type: 649cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.25 inches by 2.35 inches
  • Compression ratio: 10.6:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC, four valves per cylinder, parallel twin
  • Induction: Digital fuel injection with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with electronic advance
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final Drive: O-Ring Train
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.0 Gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 48 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 300mm petal discs with two-piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 220mm petal disc with single-piston caliper
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload/5.9 inches of travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Single offset laydown shock with 13-position adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload/5.7 inches of travel
  • 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


  • 35 Liter saddlebag Support: Factory designed tubular steel saddlebag supports for mounting 35 liter hard saddlebags. All mounting hardware and instructions included.
  • Grip Heater Kit: Complete heated grip kit replaces stock grips and throttle. All wiring and hardware included for plug and play installation if relay kit is already installed.
  • Cowling Guard: Solid mounting brackets with high density ABS reduce the possibility of bodywork damage in case of a tip-over.
  • Vario Windshield: This windshield is wider and taller than stock with unique adjustable spoiler controls to customize airflow to suit the rider. Dimensions are roughly: 12.5 inches tall by 13.5 inches wide.
  • Premium dust cover: Durable, breathable 600 denier Sur Last fabric with softened interior surface offers the maximum protection for your motorcycle. This cover features heat shields in exhaust areas and metallic silk-screened logos

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