Why to buy it?
- Very enjoyable engine
- Comfortable for long distances
- Good road presence
Why to avoid it?
- Lacks features
- Fewer colour choices
The Kawasaki Versys 650 has not received any major upgrades since 2015. That, however, changed in November 2021 when the Japanese two-wheeler maker unveiled the updated version at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.
The 2022 Kawasaki Versys 650, which is currently available in the international markets and soon arriving in India, gets several styling upgrades and a slightly tweaked feature list over the 2021 version. These include the addition of LED headlight, revised mechanism for windscreen adjustment, Bluetooth-enabled colour-TFT display, and two-level traction control system. So, why are we reviewing the 2021 model when the 2022 version is expected to arrive in India soon? That’s because mechanically, the 2022 model is identical to the 2021 version and thus you can expect a similar riding experience on the updated Versys 650.
We have clocked over 1,300km on the 2021 Versys 650 and thus have evaluated its styling, performance, ride quality, handling, fuel economy, and features. Here, we bring you a detailed road test review of the 2021 Kawasaki Versys 650.