12 Aug 2020: 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 motorcycle launched at Rs. 6.8 lakh
Following the launch of the BS6-compliant Ninja 650 and Z 650, Japanese automaker Kawasaki has introduced the updated Versys 650 adventure tourer in India.
The motorcycle retains the design and specifications of the outgoing model. However, it has witnessed a slight drop (3hp/3Nm) in power figures and a marginal increase (2kg) in weight.
Here's our roundup.
Design: Kawasaki Versys 650: At a glance
The Kawasaki Versys 650 sits on a high-tensile steel frame and has an off-road friendly design, featuring a stepped-up seat, a sloping fuel tank, a raised windshield, and a split headlamp unit.
The adventure tourer also sports an all-LED lighting setup and a digital-analog instrument console. Moreover, it has a kerb weight of 218kg and is available in a Candy Lime Green color option.
Fact: Power and performance
The Kawasaki Versys 650 draws power from a BS6-compliant 649cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine, coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The mill can generate a maximum power of 69hp and a peak torque of 61Nm.
Safety: What about safety and suspension setup?
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Kawasaki Versys 650 comes equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding while braking.
Meanwhile, the suspension duties on the motorcycle are handled by telescopic forks at the front side and a mono-shock unit on the rear end.
Fact: What about the pricing?
The BS6-compliant Kawasaki Versys 650 carries a price-tag of Rs. 6.79 lakh in India, which is Rs. 10,000 more than the outgoing BS4 model. It takes on rivals such as Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT and KTM Duke 690.