KAWASAKI UK has announced the range of 2023 Versys models, as the immensely popular adventure touring motorcycle is refreshed for the coming model year.
The bike is a hugely popular machine in the UK and Europe, with Visordown running one for the past year as our stalwart and much loved long-termer. For next year, Kawasaki is going to be releasing numerous models of both the 650cc and 1,000cc versions of the bike.
2023 Kawasaki Versys 1000 range
Versys 1000, will arrive with three models, each featuring different spec and trim levels and accessories, The standard version comes equipped with Electronic Cruise Control plus Kawasaki KTRC Traction Control, Power Modes and an Assist and Slipper clutch. It also gains the Kawasaki Intelligent ABS as standard.
The Versys 1000 S is a step up safety and support and gets linked Traction Control and Power Modes plus an up/down quick shifter, LED Cornering Lights, a TFT meter panel, heated grips, and hand guards.
The head of the Versys 1000 family is the top-spec SE model, which includes all of the above, also gains trick Showa Skyhook electronically damped suspension.
The 1,000cc bike is also available in Edition models over and above the standard specification, the Versys Tourer and Versys Grand Tourer. Added to the three model bases also available in one of these two options means the Versys 1000 range comprises nine separate machines.
2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 range
There is one base platform of the 2023 Versys 650, and as standard, it includes KTRC traction control, LED lighting and Bluetooth connection as standard. The 650 also boasts a brilliant TFT dash and adjustable windscreen even in ‘base’ spec. Alongside this are the Tourer and Grand Tourer Edition models each offering variation in spec, tech and accessories.
Colors for the Versys 650 in 2023 are Metallic Smoke Gold/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black or Candy Lime Green/Metallic Flat Spark Black/Metallic Spark Black and the new model will be available from January, with prices starting from:
2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 and Versys 1000 pricing
- Versys 650 – £8,249
- Versys 650 Tourer – £9,049
- Versys 650 Grand Tourer – £10,649
The 2023 Versys 1000 will be available from November in Metallic Matte Graphensteel Gray/Metallic Spark Black. Prices start from:
- Versys 1000 – £10,879
- Versys 1000 Tourer – £11,829
- Versys 1000 Grand Tourer – £12,779
The Versys 1000 S will also be available from November in either Emerald Blazed Green/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black or Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black. Prices start from:
- Versys 1000S – £13,579
- Versys 1000 S Tourer – £14,329
- Versys 1000S Grand Tourer – £15,279
Finally, the Versys 1000 SE comes in Emerald Blazed Green/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black or Metallic Graphite Gray/Metallic Diablo Black/Metallic Flat Spark Black. Available from November, prices start from:
- Versys 1000 SE – £15,569
- Versys 1000 SE Tourer – £16,319
- Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer – £17,269
2023 Kawasaki Z H2 range
Kawasaki’s Z H2 super naked range returns for 2023, with the supercharged 998cc motor pumping out 197 horsepower, all controlled by a mixture of the rider’s right wrist and an electronics package that includes cruise control, traction control, power mode selection, and launch control. There is also a two-way quick shifter, integrated braking (courtesy of Brembo), and a slipper clutch.
Furthermore, the suspension comes from Showa, featuring Skyhook technology, and the frame remains the Ninja H2-derived steel trellis. The lighting is fully LED, and the Z H2 range also benefits from a color TFT display.
As before, the Z H2 range consists of the standard Z H2, and the Z H2 SE, which comes with the latest Brembo Stylema callipers, compared to the M4.32s of the standard bike.
There are (slightly) different color options for the two different models, too, as well as pricing.
The 2023 Kawasaki Z H2 (above) is available in “Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Ebony,” and with a price of £17,299.
The 2023 Kawasaki Z H2 SE (above) is available in “Metallic Matte Graphenesteel Gray/Ebony/Mirror Coated Black,” and with a price of £19,799.
For more information on the full range, head to: www.kawasaki.co.uk
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