Kawasaki updates Versys 650 and H2 SX

Kawasaki has unveiled more tweaked 2022 models with updates for the Versys 650 adventure tourer and Ninja H2 SX sports tourer.

The Versys 650 gets a redesigned upper cowling, so it looks like the Versys 1000, with LED lighting and a lower, sleeker screen which has four positions. There is the option of a taller screen.

A new colour TFT dashboard replaces the old instruments and features the latest Bluetooth smartphone connectivity with Kawasaki’s Rideology app to control various functions.

The Versys also gets traction control and rider modes.

Available in three colours – Candy Lime Green, Metallic Phantom Silver and Metallic Spark Black – the standard Versys starts at £7,799.

The Tourer Edition, from £8,599, adds panniers and hand guards. Grand Tourer, from £10,049, gets the tall screen, panniers, hand guards, fog lights, top box, GPS bracket and 12-volt power outlet.

It is available from March.

The Ninja H2 SX, Kawasaki’s most advanced sports tourer ever, is fitted with two radar sensors for the new innovative Advanced Rider Assist System (ARAS), from technical partner Bosch. It includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and blind spot detection.

The new 6.5in colour TFT dash features the smartphone-based infotainment app (SPIN).

The range-topping H2 SX SE gets Showa electronically-damped suspension plus Skyhook technology.

Finished in Emerald Blazed Green, Metallic Diablo Black and Metallic Graphite Grey, both are available from March. The H2 SX is priced from £20,949, the SE from £23,949.

There are also 'Tourer' and 'Performance Tourer' versions: H2 SX Tourer, H2 SX Performance Tourer, H2 SX SE Tourer and H2 SX SE Performance Tourer.

Find out more at orwell.co.uk/kawasaki/new-kawasaki-motorcycle-range/adventure-tourers/versys-650