Kawasaki is gearing up to launch its second motorcycle under the Versys brand – the Versys 650. This middle-weight tourer will be launched in December and will be sold as a completely-knocked-down (CKD) unit with the components being imported from Thailand. While we still wait for the Versys 650 to makes its way to the showrooms, we bring you a picture gallery.
The Versys 650 looks just like its elder sibling – the Versys 1000. However, in case of the middle-weight tourer, the components are smaller and lighter helping in decreased kerb weight.
The new sporty design of the bike helps in terms of aerodynamics, wind protection and also heat management. The horizontal dual headlamps look quite good.
The Versys 650 is powered by a 649cc liquid-cooled parallel twin delivering 69bhp of power at 8,500rpm and 64Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. This engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox.
The Versys 650 will be sold in India with the ABS. The customers also get an option to choose from two colours – first time for any Kawasaki assembled bike.
The bike gets a detailed instrument cluster that displays speed, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge and Eco icon for riders to know if they’re riding economically.
The bike is equipped with long-travel front suspension for better off-road riding. The rear shock gets remote preload adjuster for quick and easy adjustment.
The windscreen on the Versys 650 can be adjusted within few seconds, one does not require any tools to do so. The rider can adjust the windscreen depending on his requirement.