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2018 Kawasaki Versys 650 Now Available in India

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An updated new 2018 Kawasaki Versys 650  has been launched in India at INR 6.5 Lakh. 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).

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
Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin
Displacement 649 cm3
Bore and Stroke 83.0 mm x 60.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves
Fuel system Fuel injection: ø38 mm x 2
Fuel Type / Minimum Octane Rating Unleaded petrol / RON91
Ignition Digital
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, semi-dry sump
Transmission 6 speed, return
Maximum power 51 kW (69 PS) / 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque 64 N.m (6.5 kgf.m) / 7,000
VEHICLE
Frame Type Diamond, high-tensile steel
Rake / Trail 25° / 108mm
Tyre Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear: 160/60ZR17M/C (69W)
Wheelbase 1,415 mm
Ground clearance 170 mm
Seat height 840 mm
Curb mass 216 kg
Fuel capacity 21 Litres
Overall Dimensions LxWxH 2,165mm x 840mm x 1,400mm / 1,450
SUSPENSION
Front / Wheel Travel ø41 mm inverted telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping (right-side) and adjustable preload (left-side)
Rear / Wheel Travel Offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability
BRAKE
Brake Front Dual semi-floating ø300 mm petal discs
Caliper Front Dual 2-piston
Brake Rear Single ø250 mm petal disc
Caliper Rear Single-piston
Price (ex-showroom Delhi)  Rs 6.50 lakh

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