2017 VERSYS® 650 LT Touring Motorcycle by Kawasaki

The Kawasaki Versys 650 (codenamed KLE650) is a middleweight motorcycle. It borrows design elements from dual-sport bikes, standards, adventure tourers and sport bikes; sharing characteristics of all, but not neatly fitting into any of those categories.

The name Versys is a portmanteau of the words versatile and system. It was introduced by Kawasaki to the European and Canadian markets as a 2007 model and to the US market in 2008. A California emissions compliant version was released in 2009. In 2010 new styling was applied to the headlight and fairings and several functional changes made including enlarged mirrors and improved rubber engine mounts.

In 2015, a new model was introduced with a new fairing style that abandoned the older, stacked headlights for the more conventional twin headlight style commonly found on sportbikes.

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