Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2019 NEW BIKES -

O 1043cc in­line-four O 118.3bhp / 75.3ftlb O 253kg (kerb) O£ 14,399

The Ver­sys 1000 is a great ad­ven­turestyled tourer and this new SE ver­sion looks set to be a great dis­tance tool.

Drip­ping in tech, it comes with elec­tron­i­cally ad­justable sus­pen­sion, a bi-di­rec­tional quick­shifter, LED cor­ner­ing lights and a full-colour TFT dash. It also has Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity, so own­ers can ad­just their sus­pen­sion with their phone as well as see rid­ing logs and ser­vice in­ter­vals via the Ride­ol­ogy app. Other fea­tures in­clude heated grips, hand­guards, a larger screen plus a 40w power point.

The 1043cc in­line four re­mains largely un­changed, bar­ring a sub­tle tickle that in­cludes elec­tronic throt­tle valves, mean­ing Kawasaki have been able to fit elec­tronic cruise con­trol and an IMU to drive all the rider aids and sus­pen­sion. The ABS has been treated to an upgrade and there’s ra­dial calipers now, too.

The stan­dard model costs £11,199.

Two-up tour­ing? The new SE is well worth con­sid­er­a­tion

New App-en­abled dash means rid­ers can link up to the Ver­sys’ brain­box

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