2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 Launched- Price & Specification
The 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 is a success among motorcyclists who want a good ADV-tourer midweight motorcycle that doesn’t burn a hole in the pocket. It’s commendable how the Japanese bikemaker used the 650cc platform to spawn various motorcycles catering to different riders’ demands. Although the BS6 update has already been issued by almost all the other motorcycles in their portfolio, the 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 was due for the BS6 test and now Kawasaki India has released the Versys 650 compliant at an ex-showroom price of INR 679,000/-
Available in Candy Lime Red, the latest Versys 650 asks for a slightly higher price tag compared to its BS4 equivalent. Apart from the modified engine, no major improvement has been made to it.
It has kind of become a tradition that motorcycles continue to sacrifice some strength to meet the tougher BS6 requirements. The same thing happened with the Kawasaki Versys 650 in 2021 too.
Whereas the previous version used to produce 69 PS of max power at 8,500 rpm and 64 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm from its 649 cc parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, the ‘cleaner’ engine produces 66 PS @ 8500 rpm and 61 nm torque @ 7000 rpm. The latest Versys 650’s supremely balanced Adventure tourer has been and will always be a common choice among riders who associate themselves with Nature, Journey, Travelling, and are inclined to reach the new heights.
The 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 is a sports buddy, city pal, and mountain road conqueror all in one with its long-distance suspension & sporty 17 “wheels, plus a sleek, upright riding position and its Parallel-Twin low to mid-range based engine.
It also makes do with the same cluster of semi-digital instruments that used to do the job in its previous iteration. We were hoping to see the all-new digital 4.3-inch TFT color instrumentation – a first Kawasaki in the 650cc class, to make an appearance here too. This offers a high-tech, high-grade look to the cockpit.
The new meter also provides other features that are not available on the previous model. Bluetooth technology built into the instrument panel lets riders attach wirelessly to their motorcycle. A variety of instrument functions can be accessed using the smartphone application “Rideology the app” which contributes to an enhanced motorcycling experience.
The Kawasaki Versys 659 bookings have started both at the showroom level and on the website. Customers may simply drop an inquiry on the website and will be contacted. As its prime competitor, it currently has no competition in its market, the Suzuki Vstrom 650 is due for an upgrade of the emissions.