Based on the Ninja 250R, the new Kawasaki Versys 250 will be powered by a 250cc twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
We informed you earlier that Kawasaki is working on an entry-level adventure motorcycle for the growing nations including Indonesia and India. Japanese automaker has now launched the Kawasaki Versys 250 in the Indonesian market at IDR 61.9 million (around Rs 3.12 lakh). The top-end Versys 250 Tourer is tagged at IDR 72.7 million (around Rs. 3.65 lakh). The Kawasaki Versys 250 India will be the most affordable bike in the company’s popular Versys brand.
The adventure bike is powered by the same 250cc two-cylinder engine that also powers the Ninja 250R and the Z250. It was speculated that the Versys 250 will make its debut at 2016 EICMA show, instead company showcased the updated Ninja 650R & the Versys X-300 concept. It is based on the Ninja 250 FI Twin and shares its Diamond frame with the Z250. It was expected that the Kawasaki will also launch the entry level Z250 SL in the Indian two-wheeler market. Read More – 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 Revealed
There is no official confirmation about the launch of the Versys 250 in India; however, we expect the quarter-litre adventure motorcycle could be launched by the end of 2017.
The Kawasaki Versys 250 could be positioned between the Ninja Z250R and the Ninja 300 in the company’s global lineup. We expect this bike to be priced in the range of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh.
The Versys 250 is powered by a 249cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine that churns out a maximum power output of 34PS and a peak torque of 21.7Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a six-speed gearbox. This engine is mounted in a diamond frame chassis, which gives it improved stability and stiffness in both on and off-road conditions.
The new Versys 250 entry level adventure motorcycle design is inspired by the bigger Versys 650. The front fascia of the bike will get an aggressively styled semi-fairing that accommodates a twin-headlamp setup and a tall windshield. Like the bigger siblings, the adventure bike will get exposed subframe with the double pipe frame in the rear that will add to its ruggedness.
If reports are to be believed, the Versys 250 will be equipped with a upside down suspension at the front. We expect that the Kawasaki may use the standard telescopic suspension to keep the prices competitive. Braking duties will be carried out by ventilated petal discs from Nissin. ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) could be offered as standard equipment.
Kawasaki Versys 250 India Features
Upside Down Forks Upfront
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
Petal Disc brakes from Nissin
Digital Instrument cluster