India Kawasaki launches the MY23 Versys 650. The Versys 650 will be available in “CANDY LIME GREEN” and “Metallic Phantom Silver” colour at a starting price of INR 7,36,000/-(Ex-Showroom).
The widely popular Versys® 650 return to Kawasaki’s line-up stronger than ever with several upgrades including Kawasaki TRaction Control (KTRC), new TFT Color Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity, sharper front cowl styling, LED headlight, and an adjustable windshield to ensure you enjoy every ride. The Versys 650 features a powerful liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve 649cc parallel twin engine, which creates strong low-mid range torque and facilitates smooth power delivery.
Highlights of the MY 2023 Kawasaki Versys 650 are:
1. NEW Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
2. NEW TFT Color Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity
3. NEW Sharper front cowl styling
4. NEW LED headlight
5. NEW 4-Way adjustable windshield
6. Slim, the upright riding position
7. Sporty 17-inch cast aluminum wheels
8. Standard ABS
9. Rideology APP
ELECTRONIC RIDER AIDS
NEW Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)
For the first time on a Versys 650,2023 model is equipped with Kawasaki’s advanced traction control system that allows for enhanced sport riding performance and greater rider confidence. Two modes allow riders to adjust the system’s settings to suit the riding conditions and rider’s preference
INSTRUMENTATION + STYLING
• NEW TFT Color Instrumentation with Smartphone Connectivity
• NEW Sharper front cowl styling
• NEW LED headlights
• NEW 4-Way adjustable windshield
A new 4.3” full-color all-digital TFT (thin-film transistor) instrument meter adorns the cockpit of the Versys 650 for model year 2023, giving the rider a high level of visibility during both day or night. The high-grade full color display features TFT technology, a selectable background color is offered (black or white) and the screen brightness automatically adjusts to suit available light. A wide variety of display functions are available and include a digital speedometer, digital bar-style tachometer, gear position indicator, shift lamp, fuel gauge, odometer, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, average speed, total time, coolant temperature, external air temperature, clock, battery voltage, Kawasaki service reminder, oil change reminder, and an Economical Riding Indicator. A Bluetooth® chip allows for connection to a compatible smartphone device and IDEOLOGY THE APP*.
Accompanying the redesigned upper cowl is a new windshield, offering increased wind protection and adding to the rider’s comfort, making the Versys 650 a highly capable touring partner. The stylish windshield features four positions for three inches of total adjustability, ranging from a sporty lower height to a taller wind protection height, to suit the rider’s preference. The four positions can be conveniently adjusted by hand using a release button below the TFT screen.
The dependable fuel-injected 649cc, parallel twin engine tuned for excellent torque, the engine inspires confidence for daily commuters and provides fun on weekend trips with its lively performance and smooth acceleration.
Unique long-travel, high-tech suspension coupled with a comfortable riding position is critical to the multi-role mission of the Versys 650. Combine these qualities with a small, light and narrow frame and you have one of the most versatile bikes in Kawasaki’s motorcycle line-up.
In the front, the adjustable Showa fork increases rider confidence and comfort in all situations. It splits the damping and spring functions into separate fork tubes, giving the rider adjustability while the single spring also helps reduce weight. Longer outer fork tubes help to improve rigidity and provide the ultimate combination of light handling and supreme comfort. At the rear, a Showa shock allows riders to quickly make preload adjustments via the remote-mounted adjuster. This can compensate for cargo or passenger weight or be tuned to the rider’s preference.
The linear action ABS brake system comes as standard equipment and offers excellent performance and enhanced rider confidence in adverse conditions.
• NEW USB outlet
• NEW Tall Windshield
• LED Auxiliary Light Set
• KQR™ 28 Liter Hard Saddlebags
• Engine Guards
• Tank Pad
A full range of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories are available at authorized Kawasaki dealers, allowing riders to further enhance the Versys 650 to better suit their preferences. Options for the Versys 650 include a new USB outlet with dual covers for high water resistance, engine guards, a tank pad, windshield kit that is lower for better wind resistance, a LED auxiliary light set, hand covers, a meter cover, a GPS navigation bracket, oil filler caps, hard saddlebag sets and top case sets with fitting kits
The Versys 650MY23 will be starting at INR 7,36,000/- (Ex-Showroom) and delivery will start from first week of July.