Kawasaki Versys 650 adventure tourer has been launched in India. It is a middleweight touring bike, noted for its versatility and easy handling. It is due to this that the bike has been named VerSys – derived from the words ‘Versatile’ and ‘System’. Sales commence from January 2016, while the company expects to see overwhelming bookings where this bike is concerned.
To be offered with ABS as standard, Kawasaki VerSys 650 will come into India as CKD kits to be assembled locally as was also seen in the case of Ninja 650 and ER-6n. Kawasaki VerSys 650 is powered by a 649cc parallel twin liquid cooled DOHC engine capable of 69 PS power at 8,500 rpm and 63.7 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
On board features include twin headlamps, adjustable windscreen and handle bars besides LED tail lamps, a 21 liter fuel tank and wide seat for better comfort. Sitting on 17” alloy wheels fitted with 120/70 x 17 (front) and 160/60 x 17 (rear) tyres, ground clearance stands at 170mm while upside down telescopic front forms and single monoshock are also evident. The new Kawasaki VerSys 650 adventure tourer also gets Evaporation Emission Control System (EVAP) that prevents vaporized fuel from escaping from the fuel system.
Coming in as a CKD, the Kawasaki VerSys 650 adventure tourer is priced at INR 6.60 lakh.
Apart from the Versys 650, Kawasaki also launched the KLX110 off-road motorcycle. This bike is not a road legal bike. It is inspired from their flagship KX450 motocross bike. Unlike the Versys 650, which will be sold as CKD, the KLX 110 will be sold as CBU. It is powered by a 112 cc engine generating 7.3 PS at 7,500 rpm and 8.0 Nm at 4,500 rpm. Price starts from INR 2.65 lakh.
More details can be found in the specs sheet in the gallery below.
Photos from Launch event in Mumbai