The Kawasaki adventure/sports tourer or dual purpose motorcycle, the Versys 1000, will be accompanied by its middle-weight sibling, the Versys 650, in the Indian market by as early as December 2015 – going by a report by AutoCar India. The publication also suggests that the initial batch of the new Kawasaki Versys 650 for the Indian market will only be available in two colour options – black and green.
The Versys 650 will share its power plant with the Kawasaki Ninja 650. That being said, both the motorcycles have a character of their own. So while the Ninja 650 is a sports tourer which is an ideal tool for long highway journeys, the Versys 650 can be of reasonable use even when you’be lost the black top. The Versys 650 can be categorised as an adventure/sports tourer or a dual purpose motorcycle (acclaimed as one of the best all rounder motorcycles) which has been equipped and tuned for the regular tarmac, as well as for the wilderness.
The Kawasaki Versys 650 draws its design from its bigger brother, the Versys 1000 and comes equipped with dual headlights, a large fuel tank, LED tail lights and a whole bunch of tourer friendly bits. As aforementioned, the Versys 650 is propelled by the same motor that powers the Ninja 650 but gets it in a slightly different state of tune to match with the dual purpose characteristics. The 649cc parallel twin engine churns out 69 bhp of power and 64Nm of torque and comes mated to a six speed transmission. The motorcyle is expected to carry an ex-showroom price tag of around Rs 5.15 lakh which is quite lucrative when you look at the complete package.
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Source: AutoCar India