New 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 Now Available in India: Details, Specs, Images and Price

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An updated new 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650  has made its way to India. While changes aren’t too many, notable upgrades include new body graphics, a gear position indicator and a windscreen with 2 inches of tool-free adjustment which will add to the comfort quotient while cruising at high speeds. Bits like the long-travel suspension and 17-inch wheels remain. Assembled at Kawasaki’s plant near Pune, the 2018 Versys 650 will continue to be available in the same green and black colour combination. The new 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 will be available from mid-November and has been priced at 6,50,000 (Ex-showroom).

In a release, talking about the updated Versys, Mr Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors says “Kawasaki’s Versys 650 is a core machine in the mid-capacity sector, which has been in continuous demand in European market ever since it was launched in 2006. In India, it has started gaining attention in the last couple of years with an increased number of seasoned riders.”

For Versys 650, India is an ideal country mainly because of its diversities in roads” Mr Yutaka Yamashita added further. There are some top-class highways, adventures routes in mountain areas and of course an increasing number of ring roads in many cities. Kawasaki’s torquey 650cc parallel twin engine and lightweight chassis will provide ample fun and comfortable riding.

New 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 Specifications

ENGINE
TypeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement649 cm3
Bore and Stroke83.0 mm x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio10.8:1
Valve systemDOHC, 8 valves
Fuel systemFuel injection: ø38 mm x 2
Fuel Type / Minimum Octane RatingUnleaded petrol / RON91
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission6 speed, return
Maximum power51 kW (69 PS) / 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque64 N.m (6.5 kgf.m) / 7,000
VEHICLE
Frame TypeDiamond, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail25° / 108mm
TyreFront: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Wheelbase1,415 mm
Ground clearance170 mm
Seat height840 mm
Curb mass216 kg
Fuel capacity21 Litres
Overall Dimensions LxWxH2,165mm x 840mm x 1,400mm / 1,450
SUSPENSION
Front / Wheel Travelø41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping (right-side) and adjustable preload (left-side)
Rear / Wheel TravelOffset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability
BRAKE
Brake FrontDual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs
Caliper FrontDual 2-piston
Brake RearSingle ø250 mm petal disc
Caliper RearSingle-piston
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 6.50 lakh