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Open-road adventure awaits with big power, cutting-edge tech and unparalleled versatility. Take on any road, any time with confidence aboard the new Versys® 1000 SE LT+. 1,043cc of flexible power keeps you on the move while advanced rider support technology helps promote confidence so you can focus on the adventure. With versatility and tech at its core, the new Versys 1000 SE LT+ boldy takes on any road, any time.

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Kawasaki Technology

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ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)

Sudden over-application of the brakes, or braking on low-grip surfaces (surfaces with a low coefficient of friction) such as wet asphalt or manhole covers, may cause a motorcycle's wheel(s) to lock up and slip.

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Assist & Slipper Clutch

Developed and tested through Kawasaki Factory racing, the Assist & Slipper Clutch utilizes two types of cams. An assist cam and a slipper cam enable the Assist & Slipper Clutch to function in two different ways, with the clutch hub working together or apart from the operating plate. Under normal operat

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Dual Throttle Valves

Modern sportbikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large-diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anythin

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Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronics for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elemen

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Electronic Cruise Control

Electronic Cruise Control allows the rider to maintain a desired speed (engine rpm) with the simple press of a button. Because the rider does not have to constantly maintain the throttle position, this system allows relaxed cruising.

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Electronic Throttle Valves

Electronic Throttle Valves allow the ECU to deliver the ideal amount of fuel and air to the engine.

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Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension

La suspensión trasera con sistema de bieletas back-link horizontal tiene el amortiguador dispuesto en sentido horizontal, lo cual contribuye significativamente al uso eficiente del espacio y la centralización de la masa.

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KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) ABS

KCMF (Kawasaki Cornering Management Function) oversees multiple engine and chassis electronic management systems to facilitate smooth cornering.

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KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent Anti-Lock Brake System)

El KIBS (Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System) es un sistema de frenado de alta precisión, alta eficiencia y sensación natural diseñado específicamente para modelos superdeportivos.

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KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter)

KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter) enables clutchless up- and downshifts.

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KTRC (Kawasaki TRaction Control) (1-Mode)

When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel to break loose. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin (when the rear wheel turns faster than the front) that could result in the loss

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Power Modes

Power modes offer riders an easily selectable choice between Full and Low Power. While Full Power is unrestricted, in Low Power mode maximum power is limited to approximately 75-80% of Full. Response is also milder in L

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Smartphone Connectivity

Smartphone connectivity contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience by enabling riders to connect to their motorcycle wirelessly.

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Cornering Lights

Cornering lights provide supplemental illumination when cornering, creating a wider illuminated path in the direction the bike is heading.

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  • Engine


    4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve, liquid-cooled



    Bore x Stroke

    77.0 x 56.0mm

    Compression ratio


    Fuel system

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


    TCBI with digital advance


    6-speed, return shift, Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS)

  • Suspension

    Front suspension / wheel travel

    43mm inverted fork with KECS-controlled rebound and compression damping, manual spring preload adjustability and top-out springs/5.9 in

    Rear suspension / wheel travel

    Horizontal back-link New Uni-Trak®, BFRC gas charged shock with piggyback reservoir, KECS-controlled compression and rebound damping electronically-adjustable spring preload/5.9 in

    Front tire

    120/70 ZR-17

    Rear tire

    180/55 ZR17


    27.0°/4.0 in

    Ground clearance

    5.9 in


    59.8 in

  • Totals

    Maximum Torque

    75.2 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm

    Overall length

    89.4 in

    Overall width

    37.4 in

    Overall height

    58.7 in/60.2 in (windshield down/up)

    Seat height

    33.1 in

    Curb weight

    566.7 lb (+ Saddlebags, Handguards, & Hardware approx. 20 lb.)**

    Fuel capacity

    5.5 gal

  • General

    Final drive

    Sealed chain

    Electronic Rider Aids

    Kawasaki Electronic Control Suspension (KECS), Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF), Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS), Kawasaki Quick Shifter (KQS) (dual direction), Electronic Cruise Control, LED Cornering Lights

    Frame Type

    Twin-spar aluminum

    Special Features

    Rideology the App Smartphone Connectivity, TFT Instrumentation, Highly Durable Paint, LED Headlight, LED Cornering Lights, LED Taillight

    Color Choices

    Metallic Flat Spark Black/Pearl Flat Stardust White

    Kawasaki Protection Plus (optional)

    12, 24, 36 or 48 months

  • Brakes

    Front brakes

    Dual 310mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers, ABS

    Rear brakes

    Single 250mm petal disc with single-piston caliper, ABS

  • Guarantee


    24 Month Limited Warranty

**Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Specifications subject to change

KAWASAKI CARES: Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and proper apparel. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Read Owner’s Manual and all on-product warnings. Professional rider shown on a closed course. ©2019 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

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