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2022 Kawasaki Versys 650: 5 issues to know | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

New traction management system and sharper fairing design are a few of the up to date Versys 650’s highlights.

The 2022 Kawasaki Versys 650 has made its technique to India and has introduced with it a complete raft of updates to its styling and options record. We’ve jotted down 5 key factors that you want to know concerning the up to date Versys 650.  

1. Will get sharper styling

Kawasaki has given the Versys 650 sharper styling, bringing it consistent with the bigger Versys 1000. The fairing is now extra angular and homes new LED headlights, and a brand new four-way adjustable windscreen enhances wind safety. 

The Japanese model has given the journey tourer new graphics as properly, and it’s being supplied in two colors –  Lime Inexperienced and Metallic Phantom Silver.

2. New TFT show and traction management 

For 2022, Kawasaki has additionally outfitted the Versys 650 with some new options. Rather than the digi-analogue instrument cluster on the outgoing bike, the up to date Versys 650 will get a brand new 4.3-inch TFT color show that options Bluetooth connectivity. 

A giant speaking level on the up to date Versys 650 is the inclusion of the Kawasaki Traction Management (KTRC) system. It comes with two modes, the place mode 1 is much less intrusive and mode 2 provides early intervention in low-grip situations. This method may also be turned off utterly. Of different issues, the Versys 650 additionally will get a brand new USB port.

3. Engine stays unchanged

The up to date Kawasaki Versys 650 stays mechanically unchanged from the outgoing bike. It’s continued to be powered by a 649cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin cylinder engine that produces 66hp at 8,500rpm and 61Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. The gearbox, in the meantime, is a 6-speed unit.  

4. Identical underpinnings

Kawasaki hasn’t made any adjustments to the diamond body, suspension and braking {hardware} of the Versys 650. As such, it continues with an adjustable, 41mm Showa upside-down fork up entrance and a preload-adjustable Showa monoshock on the rear. In the meantime, the brakes are twin 300mm discs on the entrance and a single 220mm disc on the rear. The 2022 Versys 650 has a floor clearance of 170mm, a seat peak of 845mm, a gas capability of 21 litres and weighs in at 219kg.

5. Prices simply Rs 21,000 greater than earlier than

Priced at Rs 7.36 lakh, the up to date Versys 650 prices solely Rs 21,000 greater than its predecessor. And for that further outlay, you get a traction management system, a brand new TFT show, LED headlights and extra, making it a really compelling deal. This deal solely will get sweeter when you think about that the up to date Versys 650 undercuts its rivals, the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 (priced from Rs 8.95 lakh) and Suzuki V-Strom 650XT (Rs 8.85 lakh), by an enormous margin – round a lakh and a half.

All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi

Would the up to date Kawasaki Versys 650 be the journey tourer of your selection? Remark under!

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Ravi Kapoor