- Off Road capabilities
- Great price
- Costly service
- Heavy weight
- High seating position
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Kawasaki Versys 650 Overview
Catering to the growing motorbike touring enthusiasts, Kawasakirecently launched Kawasaki Versys 650. It is a powerful adventure motorbike which is a younger version of the Kawasaki Versys 100 that was launched in February this year.This popular motorbike comes with its own unique feature and design elements. This sporty bike will be imported in CKD parts from Thailand and will be manufactured in India. It comes at a premium price tag of around 6.6lakhs. Even with this high price tag, it is one of the most affordable Kawasaki adventure tourer bikes. With the tagline вЂњAll Road, One BikeвЂќ, this motorbike is meant for any kind of terrains specially the mountains. It produces low vibration and has an upright riding position. Kawasaki Versys 650 comes with a tubular diamond frame made up of high-tensilesteel.The frame is lightweight and slim making the overall weight of the bike to be214kgs. The sharp designing not only offers a sporty feels but is also very practical. The cowling design body results in good aerodynamics, airflow and balance. The wheelbase of this bike is 1415mm with a ground clearance of 170mm. There is a 21litres fuel tank that is perfect for long adventure rides. The front of Kawasaki Versys 650 features dual headlights and an adjustable windscreen. It has been blessed with 17 inches alloy wheels that carry high grip tubeless tyres for improved stability on the roads. This bike also has LED tail lamps, adjustable handle bar and a two piece comfortable seat. This adventure sport tourer is available in three colours- Metallic matte carbon grey, pearl stardust white and candy matte orange. For convenience and safety, Kawasaki Versys 650 has Anti-lock Braking System as standard, electric start, pillion grab rail, pillion footrest and pass light. The instrumentation includes a digital speedometer, digital fuel gauge, low battery indicator, low fuel warning light and a digital trip meter.
Kawasaki Versys 650 Performance and Handling
For an adventure sport bike, it is essential to have a strong suspension system. This bike from Kawasaki has 41mm inverted telescopic fork suspension with stiff springs in the front and offset laydown single-shtick in the rear. This suspension system absorb jerks and bumps while ensuring stability of the vehicle. Kawasaki Versys 650 can cover the 0 to 100kmph mark in 5.10seconds and is capable of reaching a top speed of 206kmph. It comes with dual throttle modes for a powerful riding experience. The braking system has petal disc brakes in the front as well in the rear for effective braking.
Kawasaki Versys 650 Engine & Transmission
Giving power to this adventure motorcycle is a 4-stroke Parallel twin petrol engine. The Digital Fuel Injection system ensuresquick response and a smooth performance. This engine has total displacement capacity of 649cc and DOHC 8 valves configuration. This liquid-cooled engine is capable of delivering power of up to 69PS at the engine speed of 8500rpm along with peak torque of 64Nm at 7000rpm. It comes with a 6-speed transmission gearbox.