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Looking at the detailed specifications of both motorcycles Kawasaki Z1000SX and Kawasaki Versys 650 is a proper approach to determine which of the two is more likely to match your style of riding and to satisfy your preferences. The decision on your next motorcycle purchase should be all based on your personal preferences for speed, handling and comfort. After comparing one motorcycle versus another and so on, the circle of favourite models will be then eventually narrowed to several ones. The best way to explore them is to actually sit on these bikes and check how much comfort you get with each of them.

Kawasaki-Z1000SX   vs   Kawasaki-Versys 650
Picture of Kawasaki - Z1000SXPicture of Kawasaki - Z1000SX
Kawasaki manufacturer Kawasaki
Z1000SX bike name Versys 650
Sport touring mootorcycle type Adventure
Since 2003 year 2015
210.5 / 79 / 117 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)216.5 / 94.5 / 140 cm
1043 cc engine displacement (cc)649 cc
Fuel injection with oval sub-throttles fuel supply method EFI with two 38mm Keihin throttle bodies
11.8:1 compression ratio 10.8:1
77x56 mm bore and stroke 83x60 mm
135mm (5.3 inches) ground clearance 170mm (6.7 inches)
3.3litres (3.5 quarts) engine oil capacity1.9litres (2 quarts)
19.0 litres (5 gallons) fuel tank capacity 19.0 litres (5 gallons)
242 km/h (150 mph) top speed197 km/h (122 mph)
140 hppeak horsepower 64 hp
111 nm (81.9 ft lbs)max torque 57 nm (42 ft lbs)
208 kg (459 lbs) dry weight201 kg (443 lbs)
230 kg (507 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 216 kg (476 lbs)
41mm inverted fork with stepless compression and adjustable spring preload. 120mm travel front suspension 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload. 150mm wheel travel
horizontal back-link gas-charged, adjustable spring preload and 130mm travel rear suspension single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload. The wheel travel is 145mm.
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 120/70-17
190/50-ZR17 rear tyre size 160/60-17
6-speed transmission type 6-speed with positive neutral finder
Electric digital ignition / starting TCBI with electronic advance
Dual semi-floating 300mm petal discs with 4-piston calipers front brakes dual 300mm petal discs with single-piston caliper and ABS
Single 250mm petal disc with 1-piston caliperrear brakes single 250mm petal disc with one-piston caliper and ABS
Chain drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
6.20 l/100km (37.9 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)5.20 l/100km (45.2 mpg)
technical specifications of Kawasaki Z1000SXsee data separatelytechnical specifications of Kawasaki Versys 650

The bigger engine size of Kawasaki Z1000SX in comparison to Kawasaki Versys 650 doesn't mean that it is more powerful or better performing bike. We can see that the compression ratio of the first of this bikes is 11.8:1 and is the bigger one. This parameter shows how the volume in the engine cylinder when the piston is at the bottom end relates to the volume when the piston is at the top end. The bigger compression ratio means that the fuel/air mixture in the combustion chamber has a greater pressure and is burnt more effectively and therefore such a bike would have better fuel economy (talking about equal engine displacement).
One of the advantages of Kawasaki Versys 650 compared to Kawasaki Z1000SX is the better fuel economy of 45.2 mpg it has. The other bike has a fuel economy of 37.9 mpg. Measuring the fuel economy in mpg shows how many miles of ride are covered by a gallon of fuel and measuring in l/100km shows the average fuel consumption in litters for every 100 kilometers riding.
tire sizesEach motorcycle should be fitted with the type of tyres that are specified for it. Another considerable factor here is your own riding style. To choose the right tire size firstly you need to understand the meaning of the numbers printed on the size of the tire. The width of the tire is represented by the first number. Both motorcycles have the same with of their front tires - 120 mm. The profile of the tire is revealed by the second number. The diameter of the rim is represented by the third number in the code. A good way to save some time and money is to purchase your motorcycle tires online at competitive price.
The ground clearance of Kawasaki Versys 650 (170mm) is bigger than the one of Kawasaki Z1000SX (bbb2mm). The ground clearance is also called the ride height and that is the distance between the base of the tyre and underside of the motorcycle’s body (the chassis). In other words that is the shortest distance between the road surface and the lowest mechanical part of the motorcycle.
The top speed of 242km/h makes Kawasaki Z1000SX the faster of the two motorcycles. The other one (Kawasaki Versys 650) can achieve a maximum speed of 197km/h according to its technical specifications. Those speed parameters of course may vary from different sources and in many occasions they are based on owners reviews.Liquid cooled motorcycle engine
Both motorcycles are liquid cooled. The pretty constant ranges of operating temperature are typical for the liquid cooled engines. Keeping the operating temperature at a very narrow range allows many engine components to be optimised for these temperatures. The water pump drives the coolant from the engine into the radiator and back. The amount of cooling can be regulated via thermostat, which helps holding the temperature at a relatively constant level. Water jackets in a liquid cooled engine act as sound insulators and make it quieter.
chain final drive The same final drive (chain) is used with these two bikes Kawasaki Z1000SX and Kawasaki Versys 650. It is a fact that the majority of motorcycles around the world are driven by chains. Chains are simple and efficient way to transmit horsepower from the engine to the rear wheel. However they are not as smooth as belts and shafts and also require frequent care like cleaning and keeping the chain properly lubricated.
Compression ratio 11.8:1 means that the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom of its stroke refers to the volume of gas when the piston is at the top of its stroke as 11.8:1. Based on the information from the technical data of the motorcycles the values are accordingly 11.8:1 for Kawasaki Z1000SX and 10.8:1 for Kawasaki Versys 650. Motorcycles with higher compression ratio may be recommended to use premium fuel only in order to avoid engine knocking. If you got a motorcycle with a greater compression ratio for its specific engine it is getting better fuel economy than it would if it had a lesser compression ratio.
One of the most important aspects of the basic level of maintenance of a motorcycle is the engine oil. Engine oils are different types as synthetic, mineral, part-synthetic and they all come at their price and qualities. As a general rule it should be changed on every 6000 kilometers or 3700 miles. If you you synthetic oil then bigger mileage can be allowed between oil changes. The oil filter needs to be replaced too and that is usually to be done with the oil change. According to the technical specs the engine oil capacity is 3.3 litres for Kawasaki Z1000SX and 1.9 litres for Kawasaki Versys 650. This oil capacity values are with informative purpose only. The best way to pour the exact quantity of oil is to observe the dipstick or the level sight window.

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