The Versys’ powerband will quickly silence the skeptics who think that a 649cc parallel-twin engine can't pump out this much power. Aggressive styling complements the Versys' dynamic flexibility and strength, and an adjustable windscreen accommodates a variety of riders. To add to rider comfort while in the saddle, rubber bushings on the rear engine mounts and hollow rubber inserts atop the footpegs help to isolate the rider’s feet from engine vibration, resulting in a smoother, more relaxed ride.
The Versys’ compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 649cc, parallel-twin engine was the perfect powerplant for this light and nimble do-anything bike right from the start: it’s lively enough for advanced riders and predictable enough to inspire confidence in rank novices. The torquey twin delivers a deep ribbon of power in the lower and middle parts of its rev range, making the Versys a great commuter and relaxed traveling companion. Its surprising genius becomes readily apparent once the roads turn twisty, because despite its comfort and civility, the fun-to-ride Versys also offers genuine sportbike handling and excellent fuel economy. With its big, 5-gallon fuel tank you can go a long way between fill-ups.
Type 4-stroke, Parallel Twin
Bore and Stroke 83.0 x 60.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Valve System DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel System Digital fuel injection with two 38 mm Keihin throttle bodies
Lubrication Forced lubrication (semi-dry sump)