Kawasaki is working on a new 250cc version of the Versys. This is the new 250cc bike that will be launched as a tourer. The Versys has received a good response, first with the 1000cc, so Kawasaki then introduced the 650cc and now the 250cc. This will be an ideal bike for touring, and will be competing with the likes of Royal Enfield and somewhat the Mahindra Mojo. What will the new Kawasaki Versys 250 pack in it? We share all the details.
Kawasaki Versys 250 Design
In terms of styling, the Versys 250’s design will be derived from the Versys family. This will be the first ever Versys under 500cc. Kawasaki’s sharp nose with dual headlamps will be carried forward. Its stance won’t be let the 650cc or 1000cc. This will be much smaller and lighter body. A tall windscreen, high seating position and a ground clearance of about 170mm will be carried forward. The bike won’t be that long, this should be about 2100mm.
The chassis will be lighter as this is a smaller engine and smaller tyres too. The Versys 250 will have a lot of similarities to that of the 650, however this time it will get green and black colour options mostly. The only black will also be offered on the Versys. Kawasaki is looking at introducing this bike and this one will be more trendy than its bigger cousins. The seat will be wide and long enough. It will have a step too.
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Kawasaki Versys 250 Engine
The twin cylinder 250cc engine is being used by Kawasaki at the moment on the Z250. We believe they could get the Versys 300 as it is also available on the Ninja 300. With the 300cc engine, it will be competing with more bikes. The twin cylinder engine will give Kawasaki an advantage over the competition. The Versys will have a six-speed transmission. The power and torque of this engine will be a lot different from the sporty 250 and 300cc Kawasaki engines on offer. These will be more torquey and lesser bhp. These engines have been designed for cruising.
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Kawasaki Versys 250 Brakes and suspension
ABS will be a standard fitment on the Versys 250. With a high ground clearance, this bike will have a 41mm telescopic suspension at the front and rear will be mono shock. There shall be 300mm and 250mm front and rear disc brakes too.
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Kawasaki Versys 250 Price
This will be key. As this is a two cylinder engine, the price will be about INR 3.5 lakhs (on-road). But this will be a great option to consider. As there is a need for such a bike and at the moment, no company has a bike that fulfills this. If one compares the price with engine displacement, then maybe no. But with regards to performance, the price is certainly justified.
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Kawasaki Versys 250 Launch Date
The Versys 250 will first be launched in Indonesian market by 2017. Then it will be making its way into India. We can expect it come here towards the end of 2017.