The Kawasaki VerSys 650 (Versatile System) adventure tourer is set to launch in India on December 24. Deliveries are expected to commence in January and Kawasaki India would be expecting a good number of bookings.
The VerSys 650 for India is expected to be offered with ABS as standard. Like its other 650 siblings – the Ninja 650 and ER-6n – the medium displacement adventure tourer is likely to be assembled locally with imported CKD kits.
Based on the same platform as Kawasaki’s other middle-weight candidates, the VerSys 650 is powered by a 649 cc parallel-twin liquid-cooled DOHC engine which develops 69 PS at 8,500 rpm and 63.7 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox transmits power.
The baby VerSys received a comprehensive design update last year. Noteworthy highlights include twin headlamps, an adjustable windscreen, adjustable handlebar, Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system (prevents vaporized fuel from escaping from the fuel system) and so on.
The suspension system is composed of inverted telescopic front fork (41 mm) which can be adjustable for preload and rebound, and a single offset rear suspension with adjustable preload. The 17-inch alloy wheels come shod with 120/70 x 17 (front) and 160/60 x 17 (rear) tyres. Braking is taken car by dual 300 mm discs upfront and 250 mm single disc at the rear, both governed by ABS.
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Being a CKD product, we expect the Kawasaki VerSys 650 to be priced around INR 6.0 lakhs (ex-showroom).