Japanese bike manufacturer, Kawasaki, has introduced five new bikes from its 2017 product range in India today. They include 2017 Kawasaki Versys 650, Ninja 300, Ninja Z650, Ninja Z900, and Ninja 650. All newly launched Kawasaki models are BS-IV (Bharat Stage-IV) compliant in keeping with new regulations set to come into force from 1st April 2017.
New Kawasaki Versys 650 it borrows its style and stance and many other aspects from Versys 1000. It features sleek headlamps, an adjustable windshield, and well appointed fairings.
Turn indicators are located on either sides of the headlight and quality of switchgear, handlebar grips and levers are enhanced. At the rear, a sharply raked tail end, and step seat boosts styling.
It gets grab handles on both sides, and a LED tail lamp as seen on other Kawasaki 650 models. 2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 gets a new instrument panel and fresh colour schemes of Metallic Flat Black/Metallic Carbon Gray, Metallic Flat Raw Titanium.
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Engine specifications on board the 2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 are the workings of a 649cc, 4 stroke, 2 cylinder, DOHC, liquid cooled, 4 valve per cylinder parallel twin power unit offering 68 bhp power at 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm torque at 7,000rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission with positive neutral finder. The engine uses an intelligent ECU system that automatically adjusts idling according to atmospheric conditions.
There’s 41mm hydraulic telescopic forks in the front, and single offset laydown shocks at the rear. Braking duties are carried out via dual 300mm petal rotors with 2 piston calipers in the front and single 250mm petal style rotors with single piston calipers at the rear. Sitting on a double pipe diamond frame made of high tensile steel, 2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 rides on 120/70×17 front tyres and 160/60×17 rear tyres.
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2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 offers mileage of 18 kmpl in city limits going upto 22 kmpl on the highway.
Measuring 2,165mm in length, 840mm in width, 1,450mm in height, Versys 650 has ground clearance of 170mm, wheelbase of 1,415mm and seat height of 840mm. Kerb weight stands at 216 kgs, and its fuel tank has a capacity of 21 litres.
Who is it for?
2017 Kawasaki Versys 650 instantly appeals to every long distance tourer in the country. It is ideally suited for both day to day commuting, and long distance travel over weekends.
Kawasaki India launched four other motorcycles today. They are –