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Old 15th December 2015, 13:45   #121
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Heard from a friend that assembly of versys 650 is already started in Pune. So looks like late december or early jan launch. Wishing there is not much waiting period after the launch. also hoping they dont push the launch to auto expo.
I heard a something similar. I had to wait for 3 days to give my Ninja650 for servicing as "All the technicians were in training at Bajaj plant for a training on new Bike to be launched by Kawasaki"
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Just to update you with the product:

http://www.kawasaki-cp.khi.co.jp/mcy...essence_e.html
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Had been to one of the Kawasaki/KTM service centers in Pune yesterday and the team there confirmed the launch of Versys within next fortnight. They had just returned from a training at the IKM plant in Pune. Per one of the technicians present there, ABS is standard which is obviously a very good thing !
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Had been to one of the Kawasaki/KTM service centers in Pune yesterday and the team there confirmed the launch of Versys within next fortnight. They had just returned from a training at the IKM plant in Pune. Per one of the technicians present there, ABS is standard which is obviously a very good thing !
Bits and pieces of news such as these coming in does indicate that the launch can not be very far. ABS as standard was almost confirmed. Its not very far when most of the bikes above around 150cc will sport abs, something like Disc brakes when it was introduced first in CBZ and others followed.
Any indications on if and what colours options will be on offer? Remember reading somewhere that they have imported parts under two colours. I am not a big fan of Black. Would love to have the white. Second preference would be green.
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Anyway changing color of a bike (Less frame) is not a difficult thing, again RTO is another matter.
I am waiting for the bike eagerly purely for the touring ease it provides.
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Anyway changing color of a bike (Less frame) is not a difficult thing, again RTO is another matter.
I am waiting for the bike eagerly purely for the touring ease it provides.
But any idea on what colour will they be releasing in India. So far the only two color for all their product offerings are either black or green. Hope they break away and offer a white thistime.
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Default Kawasaki Versys 650 Coming with ABS !

This comes as a real good news as the bike will be equipped with ABS.

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Some very good news for Kawasaki fanboys.
The upcoming motorcycle from the brand is going to be the Versys 650. And what comes as a surprise, is that this model will be launched with ABS as standard.
The bike will be launched in the coming weeks priced around Rs. 6.5 lakh (on-road).
Powering the bike will be a 649cc, parallel-twin, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled petrol motor producing 68.1 BHP of power and 64 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox.
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More related good news is that Kawasaki might also be considering the addition of ABS on their other CKD models such as the Ninja 300 & Ninja 650. Excited?
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But any idea on what colour will they be releasing in India ..... offer a white this time.
The kits for India come from thailand, from kawasaki's Thailand website I see Lime green, black , grey(looks like matt black,seen on er 6n) and red. And kawasaki India has imported 4 sets of kits,so we have a hope they have plans to give us more colours this time. White seems a distant possibility, unless they make special made kits for India.
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The kits for India come from thailand, from kawasaki's Thailand website I see Lime green, black , grey(looks like matt black,seen on er 6n) and red. And kawasaki India has imported 4 sets of kits,so we have a hope they have plans to give us more colours this time. White seems a distant possibility, unless they make special made kits for India.
http://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial.../#.VnJQqb8wAXw

The 2016 colours for versys 650, but different kawasaki websites are showing different colours, which also differ based on versys variants. I like the white, but am doubtful if they will offer that. Whatever colours, hope they have display bikes so we can look in flesh and decide.
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The Kawasaki Versys 650 looks all set to be launched with ABS and is expected to be priced at Rs. 5.15 Lakh. The launch seems to be scheduled for next month.

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Heard from a friend that assembly of versys 650 is already started in Pune. So looks like late december or early jan launch. Wishing there is not much waiting period after the launch. also hoping they dont push the launch to auto expo.
You are right. Found this on the import/export website.
Its only 20k more expensive to import than the Ninja 650(2.18 lakhs) so there won't be a huge price gap between the two. Maybe 6 lakhs ex showroom.
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I too was going through Zauba, a total of 80 Versys 650 in 4 batches of 20 each has been imported. So just guessing may be 4 different colors will be launched. Whatever launch is not very far for sure.
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http://www.zigwheels.com/news-featur...ith-abs/23934/

Kawasaki's upcoming adventure tourer, the Versys 650 to come with Antilock Braking System (ABS). Kawasaki is expected to launch the Versys 650 in India next month. Expected to be priced at around Rs 6 lakh, the Versys 650 will compete against the Benelli TNT 600GT in the Indian market.

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But any idea on what colour will they be releasing in India. So far the only two color for all their product offerings are either black or green. Hope they break away and offer a white thistime.
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The kits for India come from thailand, from kawasaki's Thailand website I see Lime green, black , grey(looks like matt black,seen on er 6n) and red. And kawasaki India has imported 4 sets of kits,so we have a hope they have plans to give us more colours this time. White seems a distant possibility, unless they make special made kits for India.
It's only green for India. Cross checked with two dealers. By the way, the service personnel have just undergone training for Versys.

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[quote=Cyborg;3873578 Expected to be priced at around Rs 6 lakh, the Versys 650 will compete against the Benelli TNT 600GT in the Indian market.
Compliments of the Season! Cheers[/quote]


Benelli TNT 600GT is having inline four cylinder. plus 27 liter fuel tank. At 6 lakh tnt 600 gt is the better buy
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