2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 now on sale in India. Hello torquey
Among revamp of models in its company lineup, Kawasaki Motors has also introduced a new Versys 650 in India.
Kawasaki Motors has officially launched the 2018 Versys 650 in India. 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 is being assembled at the company plant in Chakan, near Pune and is priced at INR 6.5 lakhs. The all rounder Versys 650 is ideally suited with Indian road conditions. Revamped for 2018, the Versys 650 gets several upgrades as compared to its earlier counterpart and a light weight chassis for more comfortable riding.
2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 gets new 17″ wheels fitted with 120/70 ZR17 front and 160/60 ZR 17 tyres at the rear. This gives it a sportier stance and better travel suspension, allowing it to perform efficiently both on city roads and across rural road conditions. Front brakes are Dual 300mm petal style rotors with 2 piston calipers and ABS in front and Single 250mm petal style rotors with single piston calipers and ABS at the rear.
Seen in similar colors combinations of Candy Lime Green and Metallic Spark Black, the new Versys gets a new gear position indicator and a windscreen, which can be adjusted according to riders preferences thus making it comfortable for highway cruising. Ride position is upright relating to high level of comfort and better handling.
2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 gets its power via a compact 649cc parallel twin, 4 stroke, 2 cylinder, DOHC, water cooled, 4 valve per cylinder engine that combines maximum low and mid range torque and higher rpm performance. The engine is pated to a 6 speed transmission with positive neutral finder. It also gets 41mm hydraulic telescopic fork with stepless adjustable rebound and preload in the front and single offset laydown shock with remote adjustable spring preload at the rear. Ground clearance is at 6.7” and seat height is at 33.1” and the 2017 Versys 650 weighs a total of 476.6 lbs.
Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors says “Kawasaki’s Versys 650 is a core machine in the mid-capacity sector, which has been in continuous demand in European market ever since it was launched in 2006. In India it has started gaining attention in last couple of years with increased number of seasoned riders.”