New Kawasaki Versys 650

Metallic Moondust Grey / Metallic Flat Spark Black RRP: £7499

Difficult to explain and impossible to categorise, the Versys simply exceeds the sum of its parts.  With long-travel suspension & sporty 17” wheels, plus a slim, upright riding position and its low to mid-range focused Parallel-Twin engine, the restyled Versys 650 is a sports partner, city friend and mountain road conqueror all in one.             

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Parallel Twin

Displacement Cc

649.0

Transmission

1 speed

Bore X Stroke

83 x 60 mm

Compression Ratio

10.8:1

Max Power Output

51 kW {69 PS} / 8,500 rpm

Max Torque

64 N•m {6.5 kgf•m} / 7,000 rpm

Starter

Electric

Fuel Capactiy

Tyre Size Front

120/70ZR17M/C (58W)

Tyre Size Rear

160/60ZR17M/C (69W)

Brakes Front

Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs. Caliper: Dual piston

Brakes Rear

Single 250 mm petal disc. Caliper: Single-piston

Dimensions

2,165 x 840 x 1,450 / 1,400 (1,450 mm high position screen) mm

Wheelbase

1,415 mm

Seat Height

840 mm

Ground Clearance

170 mm

Kerb Weight

217 kg

A chunky hunk of Kawasaki. We love the style and it rides well. Our latest test ride around Ipswich and out into the country was a pleasure. If you're looking for a bit more long-disance oomph, the Versys 1000 might be the one for you, but there's more than enough here for most people. Our favorite colour? Moondust grey- it looks ace! Drop us a linel if you need any more information or want to talk about a test drive. 

Rich says: "This is an absolute bargain. Love the 650 variant, price is right and although I prefer a more sporty ride, I would definitely consider this for a weekend tour.