Kawasaki has revealed their 2015 Versys 1000 and 650 adventure bikes at the Intermot show in Cologne with better aero and dual headlights.
Both have revised fairings that make them more dynamic as well as improving their downforce from better aero. The 1000 also has a new windscreen with a wider range of height adjustment, from 30mm to 65mm.
Both have dual headlights which set them off as rugged but handsome.
The adventure bikes retain their engines, but the 650 has been retuned for better high-rev performance and increased fuel efficiency. The 1043cc engine in the 1000 remains the same, but comes with three-mode traction control, power modes and a slipper clutch to avoid smb arising and dangerous rear-wheel lock-ups.
Kawasaki has also improved the long-travel suspension and 17” wheels which now come fitted with Bridgestone T30 sport touring tyres as standard.
The chassis on both models has been reinforced to support extra luggage and the 1000 now comes with a one-key clean-mount pannier system and a centre-stand as standard.
The Versys 650 gets an LED taillight, hand-adjustable windscreen, stronger brakes with a larger rear disc (250mm) and a bigger 21-litre fuel tank.
Pricing and arrival in Australia is not yet confirmed.