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Kawasaki Versys 1000SE

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Kawasaki introduced Versys 1000 and Versys 1000SE for 2019. The new Versys is enriched with a lot of electronic devices that will make all Kawasaki fans happy.

The aggregate itself remained intact, the Versys 1000 still uses the aggregate taken from the Z1000 model. It is an aggregate of 1.043 cm³ and a power of 120 hp. Although the power has remained unchanged, the motorcycle will be much easier to ride due to various improvements. Fuel injection is no longer done through a mechanical butterfly, but it is replaced by electronic, which has enabled a number of advantages. One of the most important advantages of installing electronic fuel injection is the Ride-By-Wire system, which makes it possible to use cruise control, the selection of the aggregate maps as well as the traction control is improved. The new aggregate maps have brought linear power delivery as well as a slightly higher torque and power at lower revs.

Kawasaki Versys 1000SE
Kawasaki Versys 1000SE

The Versys 1000SE version has got a quickshifter with the ability to change the gear up and down. The same quickshifter is on the list of accessories for the basic model, and for the complete control of the motorcycle there is a slipper clutch. The list of electronic innovations is quite long, for Kawasaki Bosch has specially developed new software that will manage electronic controlled suspension (KECS), Kawasaki Smart ABS (KIBS) and traction control. The six-spoke wheels are equipped with two disc brakes of diameter of 310 mm and four-piston calipers in front, and a diameter of 250 mm is on back wheel. The front brake is radially mounted and will surely improve the feeling of braking. For safety stop there is the Kawasaki ABS system (KIBS) that is identical to that of the ZX-10R and Ninja H2 models.

Kawasaki Versys 1000SE
Kawasaki Versys 1000SE

The Electronic Adjustable Suspension consists of the Showa front fork diameter 43 mm paired with the BFRC rear shock absorber. KECS works by measuring every millisecond parameters such as compression and decompression of the front and rear forks and at the moment adjusts to the strength. The frame consists of five aluminum parts designed so that the aggregate suffers all stress, and the subframe is a tubular structure. KECS has the option of selecting four modes (Sport, Road, Rain and Manual). There are also three other basic settings (driver only, luggage driver and driver with luggage and passenger), and if necessary, these settings can be fine tuned to 10 levels of sensitivity. The novelty is the connection Versys 1000 with the phone thanks to the application Rideology. Through this application you can change the various parameters on the motorcycle by entering the changes you want and as soon as you start your Versys 1000 settings will be automatically performed.

Kawasaki Versys 1000SE
Kawasaki Versys 1000SE

In order for to driver get all the necessary information, Kawasaki has installed a new TFT LCD that has an analogue rev indicator. Depending on whether you choose Touring or Sport mode, the screen will show different background and information. The new Versys 1000 has a separate 40W power supply for additional devices such as navigation, phone charger and other small consumers can be attached.

As for comfort and wind protection Versys 1000 has got a new adjustable windshield that can be moved up or down easily and without any tools. All the lights are made in LED technology, and there are special lights on the sides of the motorcycle that self-adjust in the curves depending on the slope of the motorcycle.

Kawasaki Versys 1000SE
Kawasaki Versys 1000SE

Luggage bags are a volume of 28 liters and they come as part of standard equipment. Locking the suitcase is done with the same ignition key. The appearance of the motorcycle is slightly changed with a more compact exhaust and a scratch resistant paint. It is a special paint for which Kawasaki claims that little scratches will cover themselves. For this paint, it is characteristic that for many years it remains almost unchanged. Kawasaki Versys 1000 and without these improvements, applies to the popular adventure / tourer. In addition to all the benefits, one of Kawasaki’s main trump cards is a good price. For 2019, prices have not yet been officially announced, but the Versys 1000SE model for the US market will cost around $ 18,000.

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