Image gallery: 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650

Gets new headlamps, sporty fairing, adjustable front shock and remote preload adjustable rear monoshock

Overdrive December 22, 2015 17:04:13 IST
Image gallery: 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650

Kawasaki had showcased the new Versys 650 at the 2014 AIMExpo American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) where the tourer was given a fresh look to make it look visually distinct from the 2010 model. This ensures that the 2015 design will last for five more years.

The 2015 Versys 650 seeks inspiration from the new Versys 1000 and looks significantly different from the earlier version as the stacked headlights have been given a miss for well laid twin-headlights that sit on a new styled fairing along with a tool-less adjustable large windscreen. The Versys 650 also gets a newly designed more angular exhaust end can. Riders who wish to take the Versys 650 on long road trips as well as on touring holidays will benefit from the new integrated luggage mounting system mounted on a new subframe.

There are changes on the foot peg position which has been now lowered by 15mm lower and pushed ahead by 20mm for a more comfortable and laidback riding position. The Versys 650 also gets a fully adjustable upside down Showa SFF fork and a KYB monoshock with remote preload adjustability. The braking system gets new Nissin calipers on the front and the rear with twin 300mm petal-style front discs and a larger 250mm rear rotor. In Europe, Kawasaki offers the sports tourer in four versions " Versys 650 Tourer Plus, Versys 650 Tourer, Versys 650 Grand Tourer and Versys 650. The difference among these variants is between the luggage and auxiliary illumination specifications. We aren’t sure how many of these will make it to India. We believe that Kawasaki will offer the 2015 Versys 650 with ABS as standard.

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