Apart from the new colour scheme, the pricing and the mechanicals of the motorcycle remain the same
Kawasaki India has launched the 2019 iteration of its middleweight ADV, the Versys 650. This new model comes with a new two-tone colour scheme, which Kawasaki calls “Metallic Moondust Grey / Metallic Flat Spark Black”. The bodywork comes in a combination of grey and black with bold ‘Versys’ stickers across the fuel tank. There are no changes apart from the colour scheme. Even the price has remained the same, at Rs 6.69 lakh. The Versys 650 is more of a road-biased adventure tourer whereas its rival, the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT (Rs 7.46 lakh), is a more offroad-centric ADV (both prices ex-showroom).
The motorcycle is powered by a 649cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that’s good for 69PS at 8500rpm and 64Nm at 7000rpm. It also gets uprated adjustable inverted front forks and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock. The 300mm front petal discs and the 250mm rear petal disc come with standard dual-channel ABS too. Here’s Kawasaki’s press release regarding the launch:
Kawasaki’s Versys 650 MY 2019 launched in India
India Kawasaki announces launch of Versys 650 MY 2019 with new colour scheme. Known as all roads, one bike, Versys 650 has the agility and all-day comfort to crave through canyons.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Yutaka Yamashita, Managing Director of India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd., said” Versys 650 offers good performance, has versatility and fun-factor. For riders it is actually a real treat to ride in any condition. It also happens to be the most affordable adventure bike in 650cc. Keeping festive season in mind, we have worked rigorously to ensure that customers get the delivery of their brand new Versys 650 on their preferred auspicious day.”
The Versys 650 now is available in Metallic moondust grey / metallic flat Spark Black colour. Except the change in the colour scheme there are no changes mechanically. The Versys 650 has nimble yet powerful 649cc parallel twin-powered engine. The slim upright riding position, exceptional long-range potential and sporty chassis are the recipe for a fun open-road adventure on the interstate or through back roads. The display has a gear indicator to increase shifting precision and confidence.
The price of Versys 650 MY 2019 is INR 6,69,000 ex-showroom Delhi. The bookings are open and customer can visit the nearest showroom for booking related information.