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Up to date Kawasaki Versys 650 to launch in June | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is anticipated to be Rs 30,000-50,000 dearer than the outgoing bike.

Kawasaki India is about to launch the 2022 Versys 650 by the tip of this month. The mannequin has been lengthy overdue for an replace and Kawasaki has made some notable adjustments.

2022 Kawasaki Versys 650: what’s new?

The Kawasaki Versys 650 will get a brand new, sharper fairing that’s impressed by the Versys 1000. It homes twin LED headlights and a brand new four-way adjustable windscreen. The remainder of the bodywork is identical as earlier than, save for a brand new engine cowl and new graphics to assist distinguish it from the outgoing Verys 650.

The opposite notable replace comes within the type of digital rider aids, with the Versys 650 lastly getting Kawasaki Traction Management (KTRC) system for improved security. It comes with two modes – Mode 1 shall be rather less intrusive, whereas Mode 2 affords early intervention in low-grip surfaces. The system may also be turned off.

Rounding off the record of updates is the introduction of a brand new TFT show with Bluetooth connectivity. 

2022 Kawasaki Versys 650: engine and chassis

Mechanically, the Kawasaki Versys is similar to the outgoing bike. It’s powered by a 649cc, parallel-twin engine that makes 66hp and 61Nm. The chassis and suspension are the identical as properly. The Showa adjustable suspension is among the robust factors of the Versys 650, particularly contemplating that competitors just like the Triumph Tiger Sport 660 is not geared up with an adjustable fork. The braking {hardware} on the brand new Versys 650 can also be carried ahead from the earlier bike.

2022 Kawasaki Versys 650: value and availability

Contemplating the updates that the 2022 Versys 650 brings to the desk, count on it to price roughly Rs 30,000-50,000 greater than the present Versys 650’s retail value – Rs 7.15 lakh. In actual fact, Kawasaki India had lately introduced a reduction of Rs 70,000 that introduced the worth all the way down to Rs 6.45 lakh. Nevertheless, that supply was solely legitimate until final month. As for the supply of the brand new Versys 650, we count on Kawasaki to launch the bike by the tip of this month.

*All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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