Kawasaki’s much loved adventure tourer bike, the Versys 650 is back. The Kawasaki Versys 650 BS6 price in India is Rs 6.79 lakh, ex-showroom. The motorcycle will be available in showrooms across India in a phased manner. There is only one colour on offer and it is the candy lime green. Compared to the BS4 bike, the BS6 bike has got a price increase by Rs 10,000. This is cool considering that some like Honda charge more than 14,000 for a few of their commuter bikes. However, unlike other Kawasaki bikes which got a bit of changes, the Versys 650 hasn’t got many. In fact, like the W800 this bike too has minimal changes. So, what are these changes in the Benelli TRK 502 competitor? Should you buy one now? Read on.
What’s new in the Kawasaki Versys 650 BS6?
The updated Kawasaki Versys 650 BS6 boasts a parallel twin engine that is good for 66PS of power and 61Nm. Kawasaki has mated this engine to a 6-speed transmission. There is a power loss from the BS4 model while the weight has gone up by 2kg. Kawasaki says that the mid-range torque has been boosted and should offer pleasurable riding experience. Kawasaki says that the new windscreen does help immensely in touring as it can be adjusted without allen keys. The bike retains its 170mm ground clearance.
Kawasaki says that the new 17-inch alloys have more strength and the 41mm inverted forks in front have more rigidity. There are petal discs given at the front and back. This helps dissipate heat quicker and dual-channel ABS brings the bike to a halt minus any drama. The handlebar too is wider now in the interest of better rider comfort. Unfortunately the headlights still are halogen units and the instrument console is digital-analogue. However, a gear indicator has been added to the mix and should be a useful addition.
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