2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+

Defending the claim of being a do-it-all motorcycle.

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In 2019, the Versys 1000 added not only lettering to its name to make it the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+, but experienced a full ground-up redesign to defend the claim that it was truly a do-it-all sport-touring bike. Features like the electronic suspension control, quickshifter, ride modes, and electronic cruise control, not to mention the well-balanced 1,043cc inline-four engine, propel this bike down the road in comfort. While coming at a $17,999 price, this sport-tourer does offer well-rounded versatility for short or long hauls, twists or straightaways, loaded or unloaded, passenger or solo. Hmm, maybe it does deserve that do-it-all title after all.

2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Riding down the open highways and curvy mountain roads in Arizona, test rider Don Canet stated, “No question the [2019] Versys 1000 SE LT+ provides refined power delivery, improved handling for more varied riding conditions, enhanced creature comforts, and a previously unavailable degree of riding safety. The question is whether or not consumers are willing to ante up for what they wished for.”

Priced at $17,999, the Versys 1000 SE LT+ has competition in the Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, Ducati Multistrada 1260 and KTM 1290 Super Adventure.

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Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ Updates For 2020

No updates for this year.

Emerald Blazed Green/Pearl Storm Gray is the only colorway available for this model. Its MSRP is $17,999.

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2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ Claimed Specifications

Price: $17,999
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four
Displacement: 1,043cc
Bore x Stroke: 77.0 x 56.0mm
Horsepower: N/A
Torque: 75.2 lb-ft @ 7,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Seat Height: 33.1 in.
Rake: 27.0°
Trail: 4.0 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork, adjustable for compression,rebound, preload; 5.9-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Fully adjustable; 5.9-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70-17
Rear Tire: 180/55-17
Wheelbase: 59.8 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gal.
Wet Weight: 567 lb.