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Kawasaki has launched the MY2021 Versys BS6 motorcycle in the Indian market. The 2021 Kawasaki Versys retail at Rs 6.79 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). This makes it just Rs 10,000 more expensive than its BS4 counterpart in the Indian market.
The new adventure-touring motorcycle is offered with a single dual-tone paint scheme called the Candy Lime Green. The 2021 Versys can be booked online or at authorized dealerships across the country.
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The deliveries of the motorcycle are expected to being soon. With the Versys receiving the updated, all motorcycles sold in the brand's 650cc line-up are now BS6 complaint. This includes Ninja 650, and the z650 naked motorcycle.
The 2021 Versys do not receive any major updates to the motorcycle, unlike its siblings. Ninja 650, and the z650 received a new instrument console, Bluetooth technology and refreshed design; among others.
The BS6 Versys continues to come powered by an updated version of the same 649cc unit. The liquid-cooled, parallel-twin-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 66bhp at 8500rpm and a peak torque of 61Nm at 7000rpm. The engine continues to come mated to a standard six-speed gearbox.
It continues to use a diamond steel chassis. Suspension duties are handled by a 41mm USD forks with 150mm travel at the front, and a mono-shock setup with 145mm travel at the rear. Both suspension units are fully-adjustable.
Braking on the motorcycle is done via dual 300mm petal disc brakes at the front and a single 250mm unit at the rear. The motorcycle comes equipped with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Some of the other highlighted features of the motorcycle include an adjustable windscreen, a massive 21-litre fuel tank, up-right handlebar and a well-cushioned rider and pillion seat. The Versys can munch miles making long-distance travel a breeze. However, it can still tackle light offroading owning to road-biased tyres and alloy wheels.
The motorcycle still features a semi-digital instrument console as seen on the earlier models. It offers the rider necessary information including gear indicator, trip-meter, speed and fuel-indicator; among others.
Thoughts About The 2021 Kawasaki Versys BS6 Launched In India
The Kawasaki Versys is among the most affordable middle-weight adventure-touring motorcycle is the country. Because of update limited to a cleaner engine, the BS6 model receives a marginal price increase over the previous model. The Kawasaki Versys rivals the upcoming Suzuki V-Strom 650 BS6 motorcycle in the Indian market.