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Kawasaki India to launch the Versys 650 soon

09 November 2015, 09:39 AM Pratheek Kunder
Kawasaki India to launch the Versys 650 soon

After almost eight months of silence, Kawasaki is gearing up to launch their next motorcycle – the Versys 650. The company didn’t have a single launch after it brought the Ninja H2 to India earlier this year.

The Versys 650 is a middle-weight touring motorcycle that will sit between the Ninja 650 and the Z800 when it comes to pricing. The Japanese manufacturer introduced the Versys 1000 earlier this year to cater to the growing touring enthusiasts in the country. However, this bike failed to do well. With the Versys 650, Kawasaki aims to get volumes, unlike the Versys 1000. The Versys 650 will be focused more towards the entry-level performance riders who are looking for a good touring machine. 

The Versys 650 is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled parallel twin engine. This mill produces 69bhp at 8500rpm and 64Nm of torque at 7000rpm. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a chain drive. The Versys 650 shares more than a few bits with the Ninja 650 and the ER-6N that are already on sale in India. This will help Kawasaki in terms of economies of scale.

When it comes to the pricing, Kawasaki will price the Versys 650 very competitively and will demand couple of thousands more than the Ninja 650. It will be sold as a completely-knocked-down (CKD) unit through Kawasaki and Pro Biking dealerships. The Versys 650 will be launched by the end of this calendar year and the bookings are expected to begin by November end. However, at the time of launch the Versys 650 will be offered in two colours and will also be equipped with ABS. 

Stay tuned! 

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Kawasaki Versys 1000 [2017-2018]

Kawasaki Versys 1000 [2017-2018]

  • Displacement1,043 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)116 bhp
  • Kerb Weight250 kg
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Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 13,19,405

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