Should be a treat for all you adventure-tourers…
Kawasaki India has launched the Versys 650 in India at a price tag of Rs 6.6 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi making it their third product in the 650 cc range. The bike is aimed to be a sporty adventure tourer which resembles the bigger Versys 1000 in terms of design with the affordability factor being the deal clincher.
The bike sports the same 649 cc DOHC parallel twin mill from the Ninja 650 and ER-6n. It gets different cam timings and other tunings to produce 69 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. It also boasts of a claimed better midrange and top end grunt to emerge as an ideal tourer. The bike becomes the first Kawasaki CKD unit to get ABS which the Ninja 650 and others still miss out on.
The front suspension uses 41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping (right-side) and adjustable preload (left-side) with an offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability. The Versys 650 has a kerb weight of 216 kg and comes with a large 21 litre fuel tank. The ground clearance is 170 mm and the seat height is a high 840 mm which may not be ideal for shorter riders.
The compact engine and slim frame allows the bike to be narrower towards the knees of the rider, add to that repositioned footpegs (when compared to the Ninja 650) and the rider can expect a relaxed long ride with an upright seating position.
Kawasaki KLX 110 Launched in India
Apart from this, Kawasaki has also launched the KLX 110 for Rs 2.8 lakhs. Its tiny 112 cc mill produces 7.3 PS of peak power and 8 Nm of max torque.
This off-roader, however can be used to wander around on your farms and other such places since it can not be used on public roads as it is not registrable!
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And if you are waiting for a cheaper mid-sized adventure tourer, you must check this exclusive story of Benelli TRK502’s Indian launch.