2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT


With an inspiring 1,043 cc inline four-cylinder engine and nimble chassis, the Versys® 1000 LT is sure to take you on an unforgettable adventure. Add in the comfort of an upright riding position and you have a package that really comes into its own on twisty mountain roads and scenic backroads.

  • Powerful 1,043 cc inline four-cylinder engine pulls strongly from all rpm (especially in the low-mid range) and does not let up before the redline
  • Upright riding position offers a high level of comfort and confidence in various riding environments
  • Windscreen with tool-free adjustment and hand guards provide additional wind protection
  • ABS is standard on all models offering additional reassurance when braking on low-grip or uneven surfaces
  • Equipped with a set of color-matched 28 liter (each) composite side-cases featuring Kawasaki Quick Release (KQR™) integrated mounting and a convenient one-key system that utilizes the ignition key for side-case unlocking and removal
  • Updated dash meter featuring a gear position indicator

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2017
Model Versys 1000 LT
Model Code KLZ1000BHFXL
Color Metallic Flat Spark Black



Front - Dual 310 mm petal rotors with 4-piston calipers and ABS

Rear - Single 250 mm petal rotor with 1-piston caliper and ABS


Front - 120/70 x 17

Rear - 180/55 x 17


Length Overall - 88.2 in.

Winshield Down - 55.1

Windshield Up - 57.7 in.

Width Overall - 40.4 in.

Curb - 549 lbs. (plus saddlebags, handguards, and hardware approximately 20 lbs.)

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).

Ground Clearance 5.9 in.
Wheelbase 59.8 in.
Seat Height 33.1 in.


Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Sealed chain


Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve
Displacement 1,043 cc
Bore x Stroke 77 x 56 mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Fuel System DFI® with four 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies, oval sub-throttles
Fuel Capacity 5.5 gal.
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Cooling Liquid


Frame Twin-spar aluminum

Front - KYB 43 mm inverted front fork with adjustable rebound and preload

Wheel Travel - 5.9 in.

Rear - Horizontal back-link shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload, remote preload adjuster

Wheel Travel - 5.9 in.

Rake 27°
Trail 4 in.


Additional Colors Metallic Raw Titanium / Metallic Spark Black
Warranty 24 Month Limited Warranty