2019 MY update for Versys 650 launched in India with a new metallic moondust grey colour and price remains unchanged
Kawasaki has officially launched the 2019 Versys 650 in India at Rs. 6.69 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) and the MY update for Versys 650 is limited to new colour as they didn’t make any mechanical updates. The company hasn’t increased the price compared to the outgoing model and bookings are officially open.
Yutaka Yamashita, Manager of India Kawasaki said that keeping the festival season in mind, we have worked rigorously to ensure that customers get delivery of their brand new Versys 650 on their preferred auspicious days. The new colour option available on Versys 650 is metallic moondust grey along with metallic flat spark black colour from earlier.
The multi-purpose Versys 650 is powered by 649 cc liquid-cooled, parallel twin cylinder engine with 8 valves producing 67.45 bhp of power at 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the company has given massive 21-litre fuel tank, which will give a good range for the Versys.
The braking duties are handled by two semi-floating 300 mm petal disc with dual 2-piston callipers at the front and a single 250 mm disc at rear with single piston callipers. The company has given dual channel ABS as standard and the engineers have reduced the vibrations on the new model by changing the front engine mounts to rubber.
The Versys 650 comes with 41 mm inverted telescopic forks at front with adjustable rebound damping on the right side and adjustable preload on the left side. The rear gets offset laydown single-shock with remote spring preload adjustability. The suspension is tuned to given excellent ride quality and good on-road and off-road dynamics.
The 2019 MY retains the updated analogue-digital instrument cluster combination with gear shift indicator. Kawasaki has also given adjustable windscreen with 60 mm range and wide handlebar with an upright riding position. To keep the centre of gravity low, the muffler is placed under the engine. Kawasaki Versys 650 competes against Suzuki V-Strom 650 X.