The 2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 and 650 LT have undergone major updates in terms of styling, biological comfort and technology. The update includes a new 4.3-inch full-color digital TFT display, 4-way adjustable windshield, and new graphics.
In 2022, Kawasaki Versys 650 and 650 LT will get updated styling, biological comfort and technology
The new generation 2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 and 650 LT are officially unveiled. These bicycles are on display at the ongoing EICMA 2021 auto show and have undergone major updates in terms of styling, biological comfort and technology. However, in terms of engine and chassis technical specifications, the 2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 and 650 LT remain basically unchanged. That being said, the motorcycle now looks sharper, with bold characteristic lines, a new tail and subtle graphics.
In terms of updates, the motorcycle is now equipped with more aggressive LED headlights and a new four-way adjustable windshield. The protective cover provides a way for the rider to adjust the airflow, and there are four positions to choose from. These settings change the height of the protective cover in increments of 1 inch, with a total adjustability of 3 inches, and can be selected using the release button at the bottom of the TFT screen. The more travel-oriented Kawasaki Versys 650 LT is now equipped with the new Kawasaki Quick Release 28-liter saddle bag and hand guard as standard equipment.
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The 2022 Versys 650 is available in two colors-metallic spark black/metal flat spark black, and candy lime green/metal flat spark black/metal spark black options. On the other hand, the 2022 Versys 650 LT only offers metallic spark black/metal flat spark black options. In terms of functions, the bicycle is equipped with a new 4.3-inch full-color full-digital TFT display, including digital speedometer, tachometer, gear indicator, fuel meter, odometer, dual trip meter, fuel consumption, mileage, service reminder, And more. The display can also be paired with compatible smartphone devices and the Kawasaki Rideology app.
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On the mechanical side, the new 2022 Versys 650 series is now gaining traction control for the first time. KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) uses multiple data inputs to dial in the best traction and provides two modes. Mode 1 has the least interference, while Mode 2 will start earlier to reduce engine output when excessive slip is detected. Traction control can also be disabled via a switch located on the handlebar. Powering the Versys 650 series is the same 649cc parallel dual-liquid-cooled engine, which is adjusted to produce approximately 64.8 bhp and 60.7 Nm of peak torque, and is used in conjunction with a 6-speed gearbox. The bicycle continues to use the same steel frame, the suspension function is handled by Showa’s 41mm long stroke, and there is a single offset drop shock absorber at the rear. The braking task is handled by dual 300mm discs at the front and 250mm single discs at the rear, with dual-channel ABS as standard.
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