New Delhi: Kawasaki has launched its new 2022 Versys 650 in India. The new Kawasaki Versys 650 is offered in two colour schemes. They are – Candy Lime Green and Metallic Phantom Silver. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs 7,36,000 (ex-showroom) which is closed to Rs 21,000 more than previously sold model.
In terms of design, the new Kawasaki Versys 650 features a sharper fairing that is identical to its elder sibling, Versys 1000.The motorcycle now sports new twin LED headlamps instead of the halogen units on the previous model as well as a revised four-way adjustable visor that has been tweaked to gel better with the new styling. The bike also gets a tweaked engine cowl for a sharp new look. ‘Kawasaki Traction Control’ (KTRC) – a two-level traction control system, and more.
Powering this middle-weight sports tourer is a 649cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine that churns out 65 bhp at 8,500 RPM and 61 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Other mechanical components have also been carried over including 41 mm USD front forks and an offset monoshock at the rear. Braking performance comes from dual 300 mm front discs and a single 250 mm disc at the rear.
The 2022 Kawasaki Versys also comes with feature additions like the new TFT instrument console that also comes with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth. For suspension duties, it sports USD front forks and a mono-shock absorber at the rear. The braking duties are handled by disc brakes at either end and it gets dual-channel ABS too. The middleweight adventure motorcycle segment is a hotly contested space and the Versys 650 competes with offerings like the Triumph Tiger Sport 660, Honda CB500X and the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT.