The Versys 650 is a highly versatile package able to offer riders maximum riding excitement in a wide variety of road situations, designed to bring maximum comfort and enjoyment for all of its riders.
Engine TypeLiquid-cooled, Parallel Twin, Fuel Injected
Max Power69.3 HP @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque64 N.m (6.5 kgf.m) @ 7000 rpm
Curb Mass214 kgs
Difficult to explain and impossible to categorise, the Versys 650 is one of those machines that exceeds the sum of its parts. Its combination of long-travel suspension & sporty 17” wheels, a slim, upright riding position and a low-mid range focused Parallel-Twin engine results in a highly versatile package able to offer riders maximum riding excitement in a wide variety of street-riding situations, especially on twisty mountain roads.
Remote Preload Adjuster
Remote rear preload adjuster makes it easy for riders to adjust their suspension setup to suit riding with a passenger and/or with luggage. The adjuster is conveniently positioned between the seat and rear shock for easy access.
Compact Parallel Twin Engine
Tuning of the 649 cm3 Parallel Twin engine focused on achieving a throttle response that balanced a powerful feeling and a quick-revving character. To optimize performance for everyday riding, care was taken to maximize low-mid range torque. When opening the throttle, riders will notice an extremely smooth and powerful engine character that offers both a high level of control when making minute throttle adjustments and a gratifying rush of acceleration in the lower rpm ranges. Engine updates result in increased high-rpm performance and improved fuel economy.
Long Travel Suspension
The long stroke of the inverted front fork and offset lay down rear shock allow experienced riders to actively control the bike’s front-rear weight balance. Purposely increasing braking force to compress the front suspension before a corner reduces the caster, resulting in quicker steering. Alternatively, the rider can opt to brake less aggressively, maintaining the bike’s attitude for smooth, stable turn in. The Versys 650 puts this choice in the hands of the rider, so even the same corner can be enjoyed a number of different ways.
Euro 3 Compliant
The Versys 650 is now Euro 3 Compliant.