In 2019, the Versys 1000 added not only lettering to its name to make it the Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+, but experienced a full ground-up redesign to defend the claim that it was truly a do-it-all sport-touring bike. Features like the electronic suspension control, quickshifter, ride modes, and electronic cruise control, not to mention the well-balanced 1,043cc inline-four engine, propel this bike down the road in comfort. While coming at a $17,999 price, this sport-tourer does offer well-rounded versatility for short or long hauls, twists or straightaways, loaded or unloaded, passenger or solo. Hmm, maybe it does deserve that do-it-all title after all.
Riding down the open highways and curvy mountain roads in Arizona, test rider Don Canet stated, “No question the  Versys 1000 SE LT+ provides refined power delivery, improved handling for more varied riding conditions, enhanced creature comforts, and a previously unavailable degree of riding safety. The question is whether or not consumers are willing to ante up for what they wished for.”
Priced at $17,999, the Versys 1000 SE LT+ has competition in the Yamaha Tracer 900 GT, Ducati Multistrada 1260 and KTM 1290 Super Adventure.
No updates for this year.
Emerald Blazed Green/Pearl Storm Gray is the only colorway available for this model. Its MSRP is $17,999.