Kawasaki has big plans for India and they have recently launched several new and performance oriented motorcycles. They now plan on bringing the Versys 650 to India as well.
Now Kawasaki has imported from Thailand a Versys 650 for homologation purposes. This means that the Japanese manufacturer could soon be launching this new model in India.
They had recently launched Versys in India with a 1000cc engine. Kawasaki will be offering a more modestly powered touring motorcycle in India with the Versys 650.
Here are the technical specifications of Versys 650:
- Engine: 649cc parallel twin, fuel injected
- Horsepower: 68
- Torque: 63.74 Nm
- Gearbox: 6-speed with positive neutral finder
Kawasaki engineers will provide ABS with dual disc brakes upfront with a single rotor petal for the rear. They will also offer fully adjustable suspension setup in front and rear.
This will be the second 650cc motorcycle from Kawasaki for India. The first was Ninja 650, however, the Versys 650 is a completely different motorcycle and will attract adventure bike enthusiasts.
In terms of pricing it will be priced similar to Ninja 650 and will be a tough competitor among adventure bikes. We expect the Versys 650 will be priced competitively at INR 5,50,000 ex-showroom approximately.