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Year
2018
Year
2024
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Parent Company
Kawasaki
Generic Type (Primary)
On-Off Road
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Make
Kawasaki
Make
Kawasaki
Display Name
Versys® 650 ABS
Display Name
Vulcan® 900 Classic
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2008
Introduction Year
2006
Photo Gallery
Standard
Photo Gallery
Standard
Representative Image
-
Representative Image
No
Price
Standard
Price
Standard
MSRP
$8,099
MSRP
$9,399
Destination Charge
370
Destination Charge
475
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Engine
Standard
Engine
Standard
Engine Type
Parallel Twin
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Horsepower RPM
8500
Horsepower RPM
5700
Torque RPM
6800
Torque RPM
3500
Cooling
Liquid
Cooling
Liquid / Air
Valves
8
Valves
8
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Starter
Electric
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Carburetion Brand
Keihin
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Speed Governor
No
Speed Governor
No
Horsepower (bhp)
68.3
Horsepower (bhp)
50
Torque (Nm)
64
Torque (Nm)
78.9
Bore (mm/in)
83 / 3.27
Bore (mm/in)
88 / 3.46
Stroke (in/mm)
2.36 / 60
Stroke (in/mm)
2.92 / 74.2
Displacement (cc/ci)
649 / 39.6
Displacement (cc/ci)
903 / 55.1
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
38
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
34
Fuel Requirements
-
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Transmission
Standard
Transmission
Standard
Transmission Type
Manual
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
6
Number Of Speeds
5
Reverse
No
Reverse
No
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Chain
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Heel Toe Shifter
-
Heel Toe Shifter
Standard
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions
Standard
Weight
Standard
Weight
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Performance
Standard
Performance
Standard
Length (in/mm)
85.2 / 2164.1
Length (in/mm)
97 / 2463.8
Width (in/mm)
33.1 / 840.7
Width (in/mm)
39.6 / 1005.8
Height (in/mm)
55.1 / 1399.5
Height (in/mm)
41.9 / 1064.3
Wheelbase (in/mm)
55.7 / 1414.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)
64.8 / 1645.9
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
6.7 / 170.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.3 / 135
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
476.3 / 216
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
619.6 / 281.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5.5 / 20.8
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5.3 / 20.1
Construction
Standard
Construction
Standard
Frame
Steel
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Body Material
-
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Driver and Passenger
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Hand Grips
Standard
Hand Grips
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Belt Guard
No
Belt Guard
-
Brush Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Chain Guard
Yes
Chain Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Drive Shaft Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Fork Guards
Yes
Light Guard
No
Light Guard
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Saddle Bag Guard
-
Exterior Covers
Standard
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Pocket
No
Pocket
-
Stand
Standard
Stand
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Stand Type
Kick
Upper Fairing
Standard
Upper Fairing
-
Floor Boards
-
Floor Boards
Standard
Floor Board Location
-
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Guards
-
Hand Guards
No
Heel Guards
-
Heel Guards
No
Side Cover
-
Side Cover
Yes
Tank Divider
-
Tank Divider
Optional
Steering Control
Handlebar
Steering Control
Handlebar
Front Suspension Brand Name
Showa®
Front Suspension Brand Name
-
Front Suspension Type
Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Steering Damper
No
Rear Suspension Brand Name
KYB
Rear Suspension Brand Name
UNI-TRAK®
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Type
Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Suspension Material
Aluminum
Rear Suspension Material
-
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Air Adjustable
No
Air Adjustable
No
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.9 / 149.9
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.9 / 149.9
Rear Travel (in/mm)
5.7 / 144.8
Rear Travel (in/mm)
4.1 / 104.1
Wheels
Standard
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Wheels Composition
Steel
Tires
Standard
Tires
Standard
Tire Brand
Dunlop®
Tire Brand
-
Front Tire Width
120
Front Tire Width
130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Front Tire Aspect Ratio
90
Front Wheel Diameter
17
Front Wheel Diameter
16
Rear Tire Width
160
Rear Tire Width
180
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
60
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio
70
Rear Wheel Diameter
17
Rear Wheel Diameter
15
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportsmax: 120/70 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec)
130/90-16 (67H)
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop® Sportsmax: 160/60 R17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
180/70-15 (76H)
Chromed
-
Chromed
Yes
Tube / Tubeless
-
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Tire Speed Rating
-
Front Tire Speed Rating
H
Rear Tire Speed Rating
-
Rear Tire Speed Rating
H
Front Wheel Width (in)
-
Front Wheel Width (in)
3
Rear Wheel Width (in)
-
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4.5
Brakes
Standard
Brakes
Standard
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Anti-Lock Brakes
Standard
Anti-Lock Brakes
-
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
-
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.8 / 300
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
9.8 / 250
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
10.6 / 270
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Material
Vinyl
Adjustable
No
Adjustable
No
Folding
No
Folding
No
Seat Specifications
Standard
Seat Specifications
Standard
Number Of Seats
2
Number Of Seats
2
Seat Backrest
Optional
Seat Backrest
Optional
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Detachable
No
Detachable
No
Seat Height (in/mm)
33.1 / 840.7
Seat Height (in/mm)
26.8 / 680.7
Detachable Passenger Seat
-
Detachable Passenger Seat
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Clock
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Tachometer
-
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Temperature Warning
Standard
Temperature Warning
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Temperature Warning Type
Light
Hard Side Cases
Optional
Hard Side Cases
-
Side Storage Mount
Optional
Side Storage Mount
-
Tank Bag
Optional
Tank Bag
-
Lockable Storage
Optional
Lockable Storage
-
Rear Rack
Optional
Rear Rack
-
Rear Rack Storage
Optional
Rear Rack Storage
-
Bag Liners
Optional
Bag Liners
-
Camouflage Trim
No
Camouflage Trim
No
Helmet Storage
Optional
Helmet Storage
-
Fork Bag
-
Fork Bag
Optional
Leather Storage
-
Leather Storage
Optional
Storage Cover
-
Storage Cover
Optional
Saddle Bag (s)
-
Saddle Bag (s)
Optional
Type
Halogen
Type
Halogen
Passing Lamps
Optional
Passing Lamps
-
Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Windshield
Standard
Windshield
Optional
Tinted
Yes
Tinted
-
Height
Mid
Height
-
Height Adjustable
Yes
Height Adjustable
-
Windshield Lowers
No
Windshield Lowers
-
Heated Hand Grips
Optional
Heated Hand Grips
-
Power Outlet
Optional
Power Outlet
-
Other Convenience
Optional
Other Convenience
-
Adjustable
-
Adjustable
No
Satellite
No
Satellite
No
Side Case Mount
Optional
Side Case Mount
-
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Windshield Mounts
Optional
Paint
Standard
Paint
Standard
Metallic
Yes
Metallic
Yes