Adventure Focused 2021 Versys 1000 S Unveiled!

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KAWASAKI Heavy Industries unveiled the adventure focused 2021 Versys 1000 S in Europe recently. It is expected to be released this coming December. The expected price for the new 2021 Versys 1000 S is around 14,277 euros. The stunning Versys 1000 S is powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line 4, DOHC, 16 valves 1,043cc engine. Its 1043cm³ engine displacement is the same as the previous Versys 1000 which originated from KAWASAKI Z1000.


The name Versys is a combination of the words' versatile system. The Versys family is an adventure touring motorcycles produced since '17. Among of the Versys line-up is the Versys 650 '07, Versys 1000 '12, and Versys-X 250/300 '17. The Versys 1000, which produced since '12, is the largest model in the Versys family.

2021 VERSYS 1000 S Overview

What is new about the 2021 Versys 1000 S? Well, it has special edition features that offer such as an all-LED lighting package, KQS (Kawasaki Quick Shifter), and Electronic Cruise Control. In the interview, this new Versys 1000 S could be an incredible tourer and could be an incredible sports bike as well, according from Martin Lambert, PR Manager of Kawasaki Motors Europe. Fantastic, right?

The 2021 Versys 1000 S has 3 Edition model available in Europe, the TOURER, TOURER PLUS, and GRAND TOURER. The TOURER has 56L Panniers, Pannier inner bags,and Tank Pad. The TOURER PLUS has 56L Panniers, Pannier inner bags, Tank Pad, and Fog lights. The GRAND TOURER has 56L Panniers, Pannier inner bags, 47L Top Case, Top Case inner bag, Tank Pad, Fog lights, GPS Bracket, and Frame Sliders.

Moreover, the 2 colors are available: 1) Pearl Storm Gray / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black-
and 2) Emerald Blazed Green / Metallic Diablo Black / Metallic Flat Spark Black.


Get ready for the Adventure Calling! See full specification and watch its unveiling videos below!

New 2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 S | Feature Video

2021 Kawasaki Versys 1000 S and SE | Unveil and Product Review

2021 Versys 1000 S Specifications

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Engine displacement1,043cm³
Compression ratio10.3:1
Overall Dimension L x W x H2,270mm x 950mm x 1,490mm (1,530 high position screen)
Ground clearance150mm
Bore x stroke77.0 x 56.0 mm
Maximum torque102 N•m {10.4 kgf•m} / 7,500rpm
Maximum power88.2kW {120PS} / 9,000rpm
Fuel capacity21 litres
Seat height840mm
Curb weight255kg
Transmission6-speed, return
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Primary Reduction Ratio1.627 (83/51)
Gear Ratios1st 2.692 (35/13), 2nd 1.950 (39/20), 3rd 1.529 (26/17), 4th 1.304 (30/23), 5th 1.136 (25/22), 6th 0.958 (23/24)
FrameTwin-tube, aluminium
Tire (front)120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tire (rear)180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Brakes (front)Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual radial-mount, monobloc, opposed 4-piston
Brakes (rear)Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston
Suspension (front)ø43 mm inverted fork with rebound damping (right-side) and spring preload adjustability
Suspension (Rear)Horizontal Back-link, gas-charged, with rebound damping and remote spring preload adjustability


See KAWASAKI Moto Index Page
See Accessories for KAWASAKI VERSYS1000
See Accessories for KAWASAKI VERSYS650
See Accessories for KAWASAKI VERSYS-X 300
See Accessories for KAWASAKI VERSYS-X 250 ABS

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