2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 Launched at 7.36 Lac; Gets New Traction Control

2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 price is about Rs 21,000 over the older model. It comes with many new features including new styling…

Well that was quick!!

It was just 2 days ago that Kawasaki India posted the teaser hinting at the arrival of the updated Versys 650 into the Indian midsized touring motorcycle market. And last night, Kawasaki silently, officially launched the sports-tourer here.

2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 – Price, Colours & Accessories

Kawasaki India have launched the 2023 version of Versys 650 in two colours – Candy Lime Green & Metallic Phantom Silver. 

2023 Versys 650 Price

The updated Versys 650 has been priced starting at Rs. 7,36,000/- (ex-showroom). The older Versys costed 7.15 Lac which means there has been an increment of Rs 21,000 in this new iteration.

Along with the launch of the 2023 Versys 650, Kawasaki India have also released the list of 6 optional accessories for the new sport-tourer – 

New USB OutletNew Tall WindshieldLED Auxiliary Light Set
KQRTM 28 L Hard SaddlebagsEngine GuardsTank Pad
New offered accessories for 2023 Versys 650

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2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 – Highlight & Features

The most prominent change brought to the new Versys 650 is the overall look & design of the bike, which has clearly been inspired from the bigger 1000 cc sibling. Another design as well as functional addition is the 4-way adjustable screen mounted over the large front cowling housing the new LED headlights and blinkers, which again reminds us of the Versys 1000 sibling.

In the 2023 Versys 650, Kawasaki have finally introduced their popular Kawasaki Traction Control System (KTRC) with 2-level selection and the option of switching it either on or off. With this, it becomes the company’s first middleweight tourer to get this tech.

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Furthermore, the updated Versys 650 is equipped with a new 4.3″ TFT dash sporting smartphone connectivity and auto-adjustable screen brightness. The TFT screen also allows the rider to choose either the black or white background colour to facilitate reading dash metrics such as, the digital speedometer, tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge odometer, dual tripmeter, fuel consumption, range, service reminder and so on.

Yet, the most important update Kawasaki have brought to the updated sports-tourer is the addition of Euro-5 compliant engine, which makes it eligible to fulfil the Indian BS-VI requirements as well. 

The new Euro-5/BS-VI compliant 649 cc parallel-twin engine (also found in Kawasaki Z650 and Kawasaki Z650RS) produces 66 HP of power and 61 Nm of torque. It rides on a steel frame with Showa long-travel suspension carried over from the previous generation.

The 2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 is the direct competitor to the recently launched Triumph Tiger Sport 660 which has been introduced at Rs. 8.95 Lakh (ex-showroom). The Kawasaki have cleverly undercut the Triumph’s sport-tourer machine by nearly Rs. 1.59 Lakh.