- Available in a single colour option
- Produces lesser power and torque than before
- Retains the style and features from its predecessor
Kawasaki has updated its middleweight adventure sports tourer motorcycle, the Versys 650 to comply with the new, more stringent BS6 emission norms. The updated motorcycle has been launched at an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 6,79,000, which is Rs 10,000 more expensive than the old model.
Mechanical specifications include a 649cc, parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to deliver 65.7bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 61Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm. In comparison, the BS4 model produced 67.4bhp of power and 64Nm of torque. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox.
Apart from the engine, Kawasaki has also revised the paint theme on the motorcycle for a refreshed look. The Versys 650 BS6 is currently listed in a single colour option – Candy Lime Green. The motorcycle features a dual-tone finish of green and black paint. While the colour palette has been updated, Kawasaki has retained the design and features from the BS4 model.
The BS6-compliant Kawasaki Versys 650 continues to feature a twin-pod headlight, adjustable windscreen, semi-digital instrument cluster, wide handlebar, 21-litre fuel tank, step-up seat and an underbelly exhaust.
The hardware, too, remains unaltered, and the Versys 650 BS6 continues to use upside-down front forks and an off-set rear mono-shock to perform the shock absorption tasks. Anchoring power comes from twin, petal-type discs at the front and a single rotor at the back. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends.