At EICMA last year, Kawasaki rolled out the updated 2022 version of its Versys 650 middleweight adventure tourer. It comes with improvements like a new TFT display, the addition of traction control, and updated styling, among other things. But the fundamentals of the motorcycle remain largely the same. This updated version is yet to launch in India (we expect it to arrive in the next month or two), so if you’re willing to forego the changes, you could get quite a sweet deal on the outgoing model. Anzen Kawasaki in Mumbai is offering a sizeable discount of Rs 1.5 lakh on the current-gen Versys 650.
The only conditions are that the offer is only valid till April 30, and only applicable if you take the 2+2 year extended warranty package. If you check these boxes, the on-road price of the motorcycle drops from Rs 9.25 lakh to Rs 7.75 lakh. The ex-showroom price of the Versys 650 currently stands at Rs 7.15 lakh and is expected to go up slightly with the launch of the updated model.
As for the current bike on which the offer is available, the features list includes semi-digital instrumentation featuring a gear position indicator, and an adjustable windscreen. Bits that remain unchanged compared to the updated version are the upside-down fork that’s adjustable for preload and rebound damping, the preload-adjustable monoshock, and the 66hp, 61Nm, 649cc parallel-twin motor.
The Versys recently received some new competition in the form of the Triumph Tiger Sport 660, which is a quicker, more powerful and more feature-rich machine, but is also a good deal more expensive (Rs 8.95 lakh, ex-showroom) and it doesn’t offer the same level of suspension capability. You can check out our review of the big cat here